29th Sept

This week we did Performance Design and Practice (PDP) Which was great fun!! On Monday we sent the whole day devise a performance piece using a shadow screen. Interesting baring in mind I have just been reading about Indonesian shadow puppets. Anyway, I loved it because it is so simple but can be used to create some great effects. We were given quite a sinister piece of opera music - I feel that this week has been invariably sinister for one reason or the other - but greta fun as a result! We discussed our feelings about the music and what kinds of images came to mind. Then we mapped out our performance as a four- part act using a basic story board. We made use of two actors, altering their sizes and appearances by varying the distance from the screen and giving them additions like costumes and props.

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In the end I think we were all really happy with it and i think the key thing was to keep discussing a sharing our ideas and trying them out. Eventually we were able to rehearse the four stages several times as well which helped and each person had a different job (main light, torch/gobo, actor, moving props etc. Thanks to Chan Hee it can be seen here.

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