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Identity Performance and Social Media

  • by Leo Shaw
  • 10 blocks • 7 days ago

Viola Spolin

  • by Leo Shaw
  • 8 blocks • 10 days ago

“Through spontaneity, we are reformed into ourselves. It creates an explosion that for the moment frees us from handed down frames of reference, memory choked with old facts and information and undigested theories and techniques of other people’s findings. Spontaneity is the moment of personal freedom when we are faced with a reality and see it, explore it and act accordingly. In this reality, the bits and pieces of ourselves function as an organic whole. It is the time of discovery, of experiencing, of creative expression.”

Added by Leo Shaw
Updated 10 days ago

Therefore, in diverting competitiveness to group endeavor, remembering that process comes before end-result, we free the student-actor to trust the scheme and help him to solve the problems of the activity. Both the gifted student who would have success even under high tensions and the student who has little chance to succeed under pressure show a great creative release and the artistic standards within the workshop rise higher when free, healthy energy moves unfettered into the theater activity. Since the acting problems are cumulative, all are deepened and enriched by each successive experience.

Added by Leo Shaw
Updated 10 days ago

The use of energy in excess of a problem is very evident today. While it is true that some people working on compulsive energies do make successes, they have for the most part lost sight of the pleasure in the activity and are dissatisfied with their achievement. It stands to reason that if we direct all our efforts towards reaching a goal, we stand in grave danger of losing everything on which we have based our daily activities. For when a goal is superimposed on an activity instead of evolving out of it, we often feel cheated when we reach it.

Added by Leo Shaw
Updated 10 days ago

Accepting simultaneously a student’s right to equality in approaching a problem and his lack of experience puts a burden on the teacher. This way of teaching at first seems more difficult, for the teacher must often sit out the discoveries of the student with- out interpreting or forcing conclusions on him. Yet it can be more rewarding for the teacher, because when student-actors have truly learned through playing, the quality of performance will be high indeed!

Added by Leo Shaw
Updated 10 days ago

Very few of us are able to make this direct contact with our Creative Experience reality. Our simplest move out into the environment is interrupted by our need for favorable comment or interpretation by established authority. We either fear that we will not get approval, or we accept outside comment and interpretation unquestionably. In a culture where approval/disapproval has become the predominant regulator of effort and position, and often the substitute for love, our personal freedoms are dissipated.
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Having thus to look to others to tell us where we are, who we are, and what is happening results in a serious (almost total) loss of personal experiencing. We lose the ability to be organically involved in a problem, and in a disconnected way, we function with only parts of our total selves. We do not know our own substance, and in the attempt to live through (or avoid living through) the eyes of others, self-identity is obscured, our bodies become misshapened, natural grace is gone, and learning is affected. Both the individual and the art form are distorted and deprived, and insight is lost to us.

Added by Leo Shaw
Updated 10 days ago

With no outside authority imposing itself upon the players, telling them what to do, when to do it, and how to do it, each player freely chooses self-discipline by accepting the rules of the game (“it’s more fun that way”) and enters into the group decisions with enthusiasm and trust. With no one to please or appease, the player can then focus full energy directly on the problem and learn what he has come to learn.

Added by Leo Shaw
Updated 10 days ago

Visual References

  • by Consortia Systems
  • 46 blocks • a day ago

The Firm

  • by Christina Badal
  • 18 blocks • 4 days ago

Authenticity

  • by Christina Badal
  • 29 blocks • 4 days ago

Movie scenes shot on the L.A. River

  • by Leo Shaw
  • 24 blocks • 5 days ago

Self-Care Aesthetics

  • by Consortia Systems
  • 50 blocks • 5 days ago

Projects

  • by GSAPP Incubator
  • 20 blocks • 10 days ago

Los Angeles River

  • by Leo Shaw
  • 28 blocks • 11 days ago

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