I love teaching the basics of Space Harmony to my acting students, but I never seem to be able to spend as much time on Space Harmony as I want with actors. One of the dilemmas I run into teaching Space Harmony to actors is helping them visualize the spatial pathways. The theory itself is … Continue reading Space Harmony Reimagined
Over that last year or so I've been pouring all my extra creative time and attention into a project called Visualizing Space Harmony. Check it out!! Here's just one of the shots from the project! Its a trace form of me performing the Diagonal Scale!!! For prints of this image click here and for licensing … Continue reading Visualizing Space Harmony
I had a great time working with the UConn Digital Media program to create this promo for their new motion capture lab!
Today I had the pleasure of taking a fresh batch of BFA Freshman through an introductory exploration of the 4 Effort Factors. As you can see in the picture of my class notes, Effort is the category of movement analysis that analyzes the HOW of an action, the quality of the movement. Its an amazingly … Continue reading BFA Acting Freshman Introduced to Effort
If I were going to draw an octahedron (an eight sided die for you gamers out there), I would probably do this. Hopefully very soon I'll be working with a group of digital media and design collaborators who will be able to help me make my idea of painting in the air around me as … Continue reading
Just finished this free handed poster showing all of the spatial pathways that could possibly be taken within the Cube. Its amazing how much movement can be described using a simple geometric structure like the Cube!
Towards the end of a unit in the Freshman Movement for Actors class I came into the studio one morning to find these little jewels on the board. Apparently all the work studying BEAs, dimensions, diagonals, and basic shaping concepts as vocabulary to create physical variety while playing actions is sinking in. Not quite right … Continue reading I Love a Good Laban Pun
I love teaching the Diagonal Scale to my Freshman Actors! Its such a great challenge to get them taking risks and working with complex body actions like contralateral movement, spatial intention, and really committing to shifting their weight off vertical. Its an exercise that really shakes them up, and reveals to me all of their … Continue reading Diagonal Scale
I painted this a couple of months ago. The design is based on the volutes of the A-scale. I drew three rectangles to represent the three planes in the Icosahedron (vertical, sagittal, and horizontal). I then marked where the corners were on my circle. The I gently sketched one volute at a time, and I … Continue reading A-Scale Three Rings
Taught a class on the BEAs for my Freshman this Wednesday! Here are the notes from class.