Bacchae @Getty Villa diary 2018.07.30

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Bacchae @Getty Villa Diary 2018.07.30

 

1st day of the 2nd week with 3 new faces in the room!

 

Aaron Poochigian: our Bacchae translater.

Eleni Kyriacou: costume designer from Greece.

Kelly Maurer: from SITI to help Chorus work (I mean, everything)

 

Today’s rehearsal was charged with energy and passion.

How lucky I am to work with these wonderful people in this artistic place on this difficult/tricky but important play!

 

12:00-13:40

Table work with Aaron

We, including Shelby Brown from Getty Villa (thanx), crammed in the green room. Made many changes & cuts in the script. Aaron has been open minded, quick and powerful. Amazing.

 

13:50 - 14:25

Training led by Akiko @theater inside

Suzuki: 

up&down, slide 45 degree, Basic #3a, Stomping->Slowten (Darron West, sound designer, provided the cool music related with Bacchae), Standing Statues free style speaking Astrophic.

Viewpoints:

With sticks and benches.

 

14:25 - 15:00@theater inside (we’ll move to outside theater from Aug.1)

Staging the beginning of the play. Ellen Lauren led choreography with floor pattern. Assignment to her had come on Saturday. I wonder if she’d got proper rest on Sunday off… Anyways it was fun and everyone pitched in ideas. I love this company.

 

15:00 - 15:20

Break. I had lunch @picnic area with Nana Dakin (assistant director) under the beautiful California sky. I wanted to eat/chat with her more. 20minutes is kind of short :)

 

15:20 - 18:00

Continue to stage.

 

Then drove back to our residency via Topanga Canyon Blvd. Leon made the dinner; pork chop (sous vide), ravioli and sautéed veggies. Arigato.

 

I know, we know, this play is a monster in many ways. It’s about the Theatre. Ah Dionysus, let us keep exploring!

 

 

Love,

~akiko 

 

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Bacchae table work 11.98 MB