Hello all, Natalie here to talk about some plans. I feel I should begin with informing you all of one fact: I grew up on the images of Tolkien and Shel Silverstein and JK Rowling and Maurice Sendak (for those of you who perhaps don’t know stories by their authors, that’s Lord of the Rings and Where the Sidewalk Ends and Harry Potter and Where the Wild Things Are), and they have greatly influenced me both as a person, and as an artist. Continue reading
I started choreography today. It was my first time in the dance studio this year. Nearly immediately, I noticed how challenging it was to get back into the flow of movement. What I ended up doing was sitting in front of my computer with a pen and paper; and writing down every single thing that came into my head for each section of the song. Continue reading
I explored one of the most popular genres of Minhwa called Hojakdo this week. The word “ho” represents a tiger, “jak” indicates a magpie, and “do” means painting. Therefore, Hojakdo mainly features the tiger and magpie. In Korea, the number of tigers proliferated in the past. As tigers were threatening at that time, Korean ancestors intentionally drew them with humorous facial expressions as if they were funny and friendly cats to represent people’s will to overcome fear. Continue reading
This past week has been filled with good news, both inside and outside of my project. Within my project, I have found a few monologues that I would like to hone in on. I am currently looking through Great Monologues for Young Actors and Outstanding Stage Monologs and Scenes from the ’90s. This coming week, I will be delving deeper into–pardon my French–“‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore” and “Dead or Alive”. Continue reading
For my art independent seminar, I am going to research deeply and explain thoroughly the remarkable Korean folk art, Minwha. Minwha was created and developed around the 17th century by the common people. Historically, most painters were anonymous as they traveled around and painted by the demands of people at various festivals without leaving their name or initials. Continue reading
Hello! My name is Tray, and this semester, I am pursuing an independent study in acting with the goal of attaining knowledge intrinsic to any actor so as to create a base upon which I can build my strengths in other fields. Secondly, I would like to create a portfolio that I can present to the school in some fashion at the end of the semester. Continue reading
For my independent project this semester, I’m looking at how artistic vision translates between media. My goal is to tell a story through the media of writing, music, dance, and visual art, and see what is lost and gained in each rendition. Continue reading
The end is near… Continue reading
Written and directed by Mike Mills, Beginners is a film that deals a lot with loneliness. After his mother’s death, Oliver (Ewan McGregor)’s father, Hal (Christopher Plummer) is diagnosed with stage-four cancer. At the age of 75, he also comes out of the closet and starts living the time of his life. After Hal has passed away, Oliver becomes depressed until he meets a French actress, Anna. They try to make their relationship work while both struggling with issues of their own.
This week I continued with my film along with work on my annotated bibliography. Most of the information is the same from my first semester independent project but there are many pictures I would need to cite. The film process is moving along smoothly so I decided to use this post as an opportunity to show some photos that will be in the video.