Bryant in the Park rehearsal Saturday was tremendously fun (as was going to my other job streaked with dirt/grass stains). Not only was the work exciting (yay physical theater!), it brought up a lot of interesting thoughts about maintaining tension/attention (attension?) in open spaces — especially open spaces as surrounded by hubbub as Bryant Park is. How do we create impact?Â We’ve got a lot of area to hold together.Â Things that are cool: synchronized movement, clean and concise actions, contrasts.Â As our expanded cast works together more, I feel like we will connect more, and the more we are reacting to each other, the more we will stand out. Clarifying our own physical energy will help us to direct this energy and create something the audience will not just see but watch.
Back from Europe and back on the blog,
*In Japan, electrical wires are above ground.Â I’ve been told it has something to do with frequency of earthquakes and necessity of accessibility.Â Regardless, I find them beautiful.Â There is something disarming about the obvious evidence of electricity charging an entire city.