Monday, April 25, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Legally Blonde Karaoke Tracks

OMG You Guys

Serious

What You Want

Harvard Variations

Blood in the Water

Positive

Ireland

Chip on my Shoulder

So Much Better

Whipped Into Shape

Take it Like a Man

Bend and Snap

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde Remix

Find My Way/Finale


Costume Assignment Due April 1, 2016

The following photos demonstrate costuming that you can create yourself. Costumes will be due on April 1, 2016. Please try to assemble outfits you can find at home or borrow from friends or family members so you do not have to purchase these items.

Delta Nu’s 1 and Dancers/Spring Fling  
Bright colors, fun layers, cute shoes and accessories (NO black!)
Delta nu 2 and Dancers/Positive 
All white, various styles
Sales woman
Business attire
Warner
Nice suit any style or color
Vivienne 
Sweater vests, pencil skirts, pleated slacks, cardigans, blouses
Kate 
Hat and glasses are a must. sweater vest or cardigan, pleated pants
Elle's Parents 
Polo shirts, pleated pants/skirt, sweater vests, crazy plaid prints


Party Boys
beachwear (tie dye shirts, khaki shorts, sunglasses)


Kyle - UPS Guy 
khaki shorts and button up shirt (Boy Scout uniform?)brown socks, boots
Winthrop, Lowell, Pforzheimer - Harvard Guys
The suits need to be in the same color family, varying shades of brown
Callihan 
Nice suit and tie
Emmett and Law Students 
Enid and Padamadan are on the bench; Aaron and Emmett are standing. *Aaron (female version) would probably wear a pencil skirt, button up blouse, heels, hair pulled up, glasses

Chutney
Business suit

Paulette
graphic tees, denim vest, hippy blouse, wedges/heels, jean skirt OR skinny jeans (I think a pair of leggings would be effective if you go for a wild and crazy print.)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Third and Fourth Period Blog Post Assignment - Food Journal

The benefits of good nutrition are numerous, and even more so for dancers. Constant training takes a toll on muscles, joints and bones. Good eating habits can improve the recovery from such strain, and even assist with lean muscle growth and soft tissue repair. Eating the right foods can increase energy, focus and concentration. Finding the proper balance of nutrients not only prevents fatigue and injury, but also supports a long healthy career in dance. 

Read more about good nutrition for dancers:

Create a daily food journal recording everything you eat and drink during the week of February 29 - March 4, 2016. You can record your entries into the same post but be sure to label each day separately. Here is an example of how you might arrange your information.


At the end of each day compare the number of servings you ate in each food group with the number of servings recommended. Did you eat more or less servings? How might you adjust your eating habits to eat healthier? Write down your reflection in your blog post. You should have a reflection for each day in your journal.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Character Analysis Assignment

CHARACTER ANALYSIS WORKSHEET


Play title ______________________________________      
Date __________________________________________ 
Actor _________________________________________         
Character ______________________________________



DRAMATIC ACTION for the play
Remember that a character is determined ONLY AFTER his actions, not before.  First, analyze the character’s wants and desires.  What is  the character’s THROUGH LINE OF ACTION for the entire play.  Looking over the course of the script, what is the through line for each character? 

OBJECTIVE  (Desire or Victory)
This is a statement of what a character wants most; power, dominance over others, love for another, elf-integrity, dominance over fear, etc. 

            Answer these questions:
            What do I really want?  Why?   When do I want it?  Why?

OBSTACLE  (Other)
This is the person or thing that is  preventing him from getting what he wants.  What or who is standing in his way?  From whom (in the play) does he want it?  Who in the play can help him?  Who in the play can hurt him?

            Answer these questions:
            From whom (in the play) do I want it?  Why?   Who in the play can help me?  Why? 
            Who in the play can hurt me?  Why? What are my deepest fears?  Why?

TACTIC  (Will)
This is a character’s relative strength in attaining his wants or desires.  How can he get what he wants?  How (and whom) can he threaten?  How (and whom) can he induce? How strong or weak is his inner strength?  Is it strong enough to push him the full limit, or will he compromise?  Does he have any sense of moral responsibility to others? How honest is he with others and with himself? 
(a character’s moral stance will affect the attainment of his wants and desires)

            Answer these questions:
How can I get it?  Why?  How (and whom) can I threaten?  Why?  How (and whom) can I induce?  Why?

EXPECTATION  (Resolution)
Every character has 5 basic  Human Needs.  These, in one way or another, ultimately become what the character expects to get.  What does the character expect in the end?  Why does he expect to get it?  Why does it excite him? What will he do when he gets it?
                        1)  Winning       2)  Survival       3)  Validation       4)  Love    5)  Happiness

Answer these questions:
Why do I expect to get it?  Why does it excite me?  What will I do when I get it?



DRAMATIC ACTION within a scene
1.  What do others say about this character?

2.  What does this character say about others?

3.  What discoveries does this character make?

4.  How does this information affect each character?  Does it change their behavior, way of thinking, needs?

5.  Does this information signal a victory?  a defeat?  a reason for reevaluation?

6.  Character’s objective, obstacle and tactic

7.  What is the character’s subtext

8.  Character-mood-intensity upon entering the scene   (this is the physical or body-state of the character)
              *  heartbeat:  rate    *  perspiration:  heavy, light, etc.   *  stomach condition
              *  muscle tension    *  breathing:  rate, depth



CHARACTERIZATION

INTERNALS

            1.  Background  (culture, childhood, upbringing, special memories)

            2.  Mental  (intellect/common sense,  right/left brain…)

            3.  Spiritual  (religion, beliefs and values)

            4.  Emotional  (calm, angry, gentle, .. when and why)

           
EXTERNALS

            1.  Dress  (casual/formal, day/night…)

            2.  Movement  (bounce, sway, swagger, …)

            3.  Posture   (slouched, straight, leads with head/hips/chest….)

            4.  Voice  (pitch, rate, volume, inflection, quality)

5.      Mannerisms  (habits the character does without a prop)


CHARACTER PROFILE QUESTIONS

1. What is your full name?        

2. What does your name mean?   origin?

3.  When & where were you born?  current age?          

4.  What is your astrological sign?  explain.

5.  What is your occupation?                                        

6.  What is your Chinese zodiac sign?  explain.

 7.  Who is your greatest role model?                           

8.  What excites you?                                                       

9.  What secrets do you have?                                     

10.  What are your deepest fears?

11.  Who do you hate?  love?                                      

12.  List 10 adjectives to describe you.

13.  What are your hobbies?                                        

14.  What food best describes you?

15.  What discoveries have you made in the last year?                                                                          

16.  What animal would best describe you?  why?

17.  What is your favorite :

                        color?                                                   animal?

                        food?                                                   book?   

                        movie?                                                 music?
           

ANYTHING ELSE..........


PREVIOUS ACTION

This is specific information from the script, which details the events and action which occurred prior to the play beginning.  Note specifically YOUR CHARACTER’S previous action.  It is not necessary to know others’ previous action.