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46. rehearsing vulture-wallly
November 29, 2012, 4:41 pm
Filed under: Dance, Theater

Jeffrey & I have been busy making VULTURE-WALLY.  The namesake is a lady.  Her full name is Wallburga Stromminger.  And she’s the hero of a 19th century novel by Wilhemene von Hillern.  She earned her nickname  from that time she went down a cliff and stole a baby vulture from it’s nest.

For the show, rather than retell the story, we’re reconstructing Vulture-Wally’s body.  We’re not creating verisimilitude (because we’re terrible drawers), but we’re constructing “chapters” for parts of her body as we imagine them in action.  Here’s some rehearsal shots of some of our chapters, choreographic notes included. Dancers are Siobhan Burke, Lydia Chrisman, Tara O’Con & Tara Willis.

LUNGS. take long breaths, balance on ledges, hear the sound of your victory trumpets.

FACE. show your best one. in the lights, through the heavy exercises, with smiles and shifts of eyes.

LEGS. restless patterns, patters. on floors, in rooms, over plots of land. remember to stop & stand & listen.