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Space is an important feature in performance. In performance the area of the stage, the audience and the area around the performance is your space. Today in Performance studies we started with a warm up session

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Space Space is an important feature in performance. In performance the area of the stage, the audience and the area around the performance is your space. Today in Performance studies we started with a warm up session in which we played 'honey I love you'. Then for another warm up exercise we thought about our surroundings, where we first used the whole group to make 2-D shapes: a circle, a square, a triangle and a star. We next did the 'Knot' exercise to help us work as a team while use the surrounding to help us. ...read more.

Middle

For this we used 3 still images showing power, slavery and then finally rejection. Power The Power still image we used hierarchy in a court surrounding, in which I was the judge at the top, Katie was the witness and Sophie was the accused at the bottom. Slavery The in the slavery image we used the hierarchy sequence again with Katie and I at the bottom and Sophie kicking me down to the ground. Rejection While in the Rejection scene Katie and I sat at a desk to show we where together while we had our back to Sophie and portrayed laughing at her. ...read more.

Conclusion

In the smaller space, instead of using body language, we used facial expressions and the tone of our voice. We did a puppeteer scene in which Sophie and Katie player the Puppets, while I was the puppet master. Then in the larger space we had to over exaggerate to fill up the space. In this we did a military assault course, where Sophie and Katie were the participants, Sophie being the fast, energetic one and Katie being the slow one with a 'can't be bothered' attitude. Overall in this lesson we learnt:- -How to use the proximity around us -How proximity around other people affects our relationship with them -How proximity affects our body language and facial expressions ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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