MISCHA BAKA: Mark Wilson
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Showing posts with label Mark Wilson. Show all posts

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Saltbush Trauma

June 07, 2018 0
Saltbush Trauma
Today we shared a passage from Jessie Coles ‘ Staying’ ( Page 248) to explore the idea of trauma within a character. We discussed how and what trauma can be and places in the body and environment that can accommodate and hold trauma.

We began a 'Together and Alone' dance series with guest dancer Rebekah Stuart dancing with Mark Wilson. Her energy and capacity to be bold and wild helped model how far the students can go in an abstract way.

When we gave the teen actors scripted text to include in their dance the dialogue came alive with a great sense of movement and choreography.

Rebekah was impressed by how authentic the dialogue sounded and how easily it was taken up by the young actors. All the dancing had paid off in allowing the body to drive the performance over the text/mind.   

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Saltbush Story telling and story listening.

May 24, 2018 0
Saltbush Story telling and story listening.
Mishka attended our 2nd rehearsal to share stories with the teenage actors.
This was to model the type of personal stories we will have the characters in the film tell and set a tone for how they may be delivered. Mishka always tells her stories with heart and vulnerability.

Story telling and story listening. 

Mishka is a great story teller, either stories form her life, or fantastical ones. She tells them with emotion and captivating vulnerability.

It feels like being chosen to hear a special secret when she tells a story. Our actors were enthralled by her stories.

I used the camera to film the actors listening, discussing how they can surrender to being watched by the camera. We could see that listening to a story opens you up and makes you vulnerable. This is what we captured, their vulnerability. The same vulnerability to be made available to the camera, the audience, and other actors when making our film. 

Listening to Mishka tell a story.