Hey Gang, this will be for 30 minutes. I'll be going back to the three basic shapes of Dramatic, Lyric and Epic. I will re-visit these shapes as if it were for the first time. Why? In order to improve our body as the channel/conduit for that particular energy to flow.
How will I do this? We usually start with the shape. I would like to first start with the breath then leading to the shape.
1) Sipping breaths into each chamber of the body.
2) Breath count to 8, then 12, then 16, then 20.
A) Inhaling and then exhaling on the rhythm of Dramatic. I feel if we first get in tune with the breath it will improve our ability keeping the form while performing the physical apparatus of dramatic.
B) Going over the form Step by step. During this section I will attempt to draw the parallels of the wave. How momentum, suspension and gravity are prevalent in the shape and its release.
C) Doing four dramatics.
D) Inhaling and exhaling on the rhythm of dramatic.
E) Inhaling then exhaling with text. During this section I will attempt to draw the parallels of the work of Cicely Berry which will pertain to "releasing the thought", "pursuing the thought" and "speech as the physical movement of thought".
F) Finally, with this in mind and using the form of dramatic, the exhale is the text. The entire action of performing the shape of dramatic is the "release of the thought" the "pursuit of the thought" as well as "speech as the physical movement of thought".
4) Lyric- Steps A-F but using the Lyric shape.
5) Epic- Steps A-F but using the Epic shape.
I feel this is a start in assisting the body to become more of an open channel for the energy and thought to flow through rather than imposing our own ideas. I feel it will allow a more organic flow of an idea because the instrument is open to the possibilities that are found in the language of the text.
Peace kids, looking forward to Sunday!