3/22/18 Kun-Yang Lin and Dancers at the Chi Movement Arts center
I had an opportunity to participate with theater artists in the creative space where a rehearsal takes place. I'd like to think my observations add to the energy created by the group of performers coming together.
Theater, dance and opera have added style to the subject matter in my artwork. Sketching the performance helps me to recall the visuals and experience life on stage from another perspective.
Theater reviews and Rehearsal Sketches will add to the creative energy of a performance. Drawing and writing for Phindie.com has made an incredible impact on the way I see myself as an artist. Similarly, the performance artists I have sketched are appreciative of my artwork. Together we can build an audience in Philadelphia.
CURIO THEATER WAS MY CHOICE FOR THE INDEPENDENCE FOUNDATION GRANT FOR VISUAL ARTISTS
THEY WERE HAPPY TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE WANTED TO BE THERE DURING REHEARSALS.
The Massive Tragedy
April 26-May 20 2017
Written by Peepolykus
Directed by John Belloman
Image 1: Madame, Rudolphe, Flaubert?
The dialogue between the two figures is the exchange between the costume designer and the director. The figure in the balcony appears to be the narrator that appears throughout the story and critiques Emma's dreams and her reality.
Image: 2: Rudolphe with riding crop
The comedic value of class is in the freedom of aristocracy, and the limited things for the bourgeoisie. The doors are there to show how the magic of Romance novels is the imaginary world that Madame Bovary enters into her reality,
Image 3: Charles, Emma, Bertha
Bertha is never really a part of the story until the end of Flubert's tragic depiction of a child that finds her father dead on a bench. The farce of THE MASSIVE TRAGEDY OF MADAME BOVARY is how Emma invests in lovers to feed her imagination and Charles to fund her adventures!
Image 4: John Belloman "Flaughbert"
Belloman explains the way Flaubert avoids criticizing social levels of society but by selection portrays their values. The "dad bod" is a current event that is a book devoted to how women are attracted to overweight men.
Image 5: Hippolytes face turns green
The celebrated doctor, Monsieur Canivet, amputates Hippolyte's leg and Emma returns to Rudolphe.
Image 6: Emma and Charles
The director explains in this scene how- Now that Emma has been with Rudolphe she knows how to be sexy.
Image 7: Hippolyte, Charles, Homais
The social class of Yonville is Flaubert's mastering of these characters. The inadequate doctor Bovary, the sacrifice of Hippolyte's leg for the great good of culture, and Homais's irreputable reputation.
Image 8: John Belloman acting lesson
Charles is lacking the understanding of anything deeper than what it is he sees on the surface. The bump. bump, bump of the stethoscope is looking for a medical diagnosis, but Emma is being flirtatious.
Image 9: Homais by Douglas Greene
Image 10: Reverse Cowgirl
This is the position that the actors are in when I walk into rehearsal, and they are discussing the best way to get in to the position.
Asya Zlatina and Dancers in rehearsal have been an on going collaboration. Zlatina as a choreographer open to having creative minds in rehearsal. A view behind the scenes shows the physical demands of the dancer's body and they are incredible. August 7th, we were invited back to rehearsal. Storm, a piece about planets, emotions, and fighting against all odds. The movements are stages of anger, preparation, and resolution. The dance was requested by a close acquaintance who was going through a terrible feeling, and asked Zlatina to make a dance to share with the world. Sharing anger is also a part of overcoming ill temperance. From there Zlatina searched for the right mood in music. It came to her on the radio, on a nice drive through Baltimore. A place that has its own history of oppression. Gustav Holst’s powerful Planets Suite is a beautiful match when the dancers. It showed constraint or disorder. This isolation which Zlatina pointed out in rehearsal was the separation of a body part that seems to be like a loose canon. I have to thank Zlatina for her encouragement for the chance to share in the creative environment of a dance rehearsal. The lights went down and we watched it from start to finish.
KORESH DANCE STUDIO
Dancers Warming up
I am inspired by Dega's ballet drawings
The mood changes as the work starts
With or without music the dancers internalize the movement
The whole company at work
dancing as story telling
separation by design
patterns begin to take shape