The appearance of the tragic mask of the classical era is a representation of a body/mind state of being. A state of meditation is created within the mask wearer, either by focusing the gaze at a single point or by the voice—or more specifically—by the cries, found in the tragic texts as original, archetypical sounds; […]Read more "On masks"
We continued to explore and incorporate Bharatanatyam into the body. It is a really crash course for Jo and Farah, and I think a new way of working for Ruby combining text and the dance. With the end goal as the presentation in 3 days time, the learning curve is really high; everything is being […]Read more "Finding Medea: Day 3"
One of the first things that came up in my conversation with Danny Yung at the end of 2013 was the idea of self consciousness. “You are too self-conscious,” he observed as I presented what I wanted to do with the Director’s Lab final production. It was true, I had gotten the idea of responsibility, […]Read more "Self-consciousness"
Finally, after nearly 60 or so days of travel that brought me to Italy, Thailand, and the USA, I have concluded my travels for the year. It ended with a visit to Hong Kong to meet Danny Yung 榮念曾 and Zuni Icosahedron. Two monumental entities in Hong Kong and Asian arts. Frankly, I was quite […]Read more "Directors’ Lab: Zuni Icosahedron and Meeting Danny Yung"