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
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 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.
I played a fun little trick on my Freshman movement class this week. My first class of the Spring semester is on the theme of function/expression. I spend a lot of time in their first semester in the Expressive world- working on their imagination, ability to following impulses, and play. In the second semester I … Continue reading Function vs. Expression for Freshman
Finally finished! A poster that summarizes all of the pathways in the Icosahedron by pathway type.
I had the wonderful opportunity to go to NYC last week and assist the fabulous Ellen Goldman teaching a class on the Knots in the A and B scales at the Laban Institute for Movement Studies. A little shaky with the concept of knots and lemniscates, arguably one of the less solidly defined areas of … Continue reading Knots in the A and B scales
I love the Passion drive, and its cluster states. I'm particularly a fan of the Dream state. I could sit alone, day dream, and express myself in weight and flow with little recuperative Awake state for hours. It feels good to me to be so in touch with my internal state, and without Space Effort, … Continue reading Passion Drive: A Blessing and a Curse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1IFquWCrCw This video was taken in the Fall of 2011 when I was applying to do my CMA certification at LIMS. Some interesting things to note about the way I was moving at this point in my life. 1. I’m not really using the peripheral pathways that are traditionally done in the Diagonal Scale. I’m coming … Continue reading Diagonal Scale