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Performance inspired by the Columbine killings

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Introduction

Evaluation During the last 6 weeks we have been exploring the terms in columbine massacre, we focused a lot on the two massacres and there victims, what had happen to cause such terrible thing, our feeling about it, and how the massacre affected families and relatives of the two murderers and victims. One of the first issues we explored for this work was the affect of the massacre on the country and community as a whole, the point of view of media of who was to be blamed for the massacre and even how the media had contributed to the mental stupidness of Eric and Dylan, it was very hard to concentrated in the lessons because of the term of death, killing and injures, they brought grief to me and my fellow students like Patrick and Sam.p they were greatly affect by the grief. During the first lessons, I was excited of the fact that were going to be using improvisation skills and exploring different emotions because a believe I was very good at improvisation and during year 10 my teacher and other student usually comment on my good use of facial expression to interpret emotions, tin the first lesson we looked through bags that contain properties of people as this was the first lesson I wondered what the unit was really about because I was barely feeling any different emotion. ...read more.

Middle

In this unit we had to work on our one, pairs, small groups and whole class group, one of my challenging tasks was when we had to perform a scene of a victim and one of their parent having a conversation during the attack but the parent don't have a clue what was going on, I had to be a father at work while Jammi was the victim this was challenging because in my head I was emotionally broken as I thought, that this was really what had happen the only thing I thought off was '' what's wrong, what's happened, what I can't hear you'' by I was able to show confusing of the character by pacing around a little, sad facial expression and aching my head to show confusion I think I did good by evoked a different emotion from what other pairs evoked, most pairs evokes more of a sympatric emotion, but I felt the whole class did well and I liked Nico's performance because just like me he showed a confused facial expression and evoked a sympatric emotion from the audience. In this unit we had to perform a scene of columbine where all student are in the lunch room but Ms Sullivan was going to be involved in the performance she was going to come in and raise a alarm on the murderers, this was a little unusually and it really did require our improvisation skills but because we had place our self into cliques ...read more.

Conclusion

I liked Sam.p group because they interpreted the poem version in a very ironic way going around handing the student around them flower facial expression smiles, happiness. Other groups performed what had happened in the massacre the real version. I think my group did very good using effective techniques and dramatic skills but with more time to rehearse we would use lighting, when performing the real version there would be read light on stage while there would be white lights on stage when the poem version is been performed to show how sweet and voluntary the giving is to show that the boys were . In conclusion I really enjoyed this unit because it helps me realise what people that have been place in a weirdo cliques in my school might be going through the isolation, this unit as change my attitude in the way I act towards different cliques of people in my school and I have also seen the same different in the attitudes of some other student that do drama like Patrick and Rushain and I also like the unit because it helped me realise performance skill I didn't know I had and I was able to make the audience feel the right emotions at most times, this unit as also widen my social knowledge on American high schools and their cultures. I loved this unit and I hope the other unit is as emotional as this. ...read more.

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