Research (Part Two)

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Adam's Passion by Robery Wilson and Arvo Part

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Adam's Passion by Robery Wilson and Arvo Part

Arvo Part is one of the most played contemporary of our time whilst Robert Wilson is one of the most sought after stage directors world wide. The two came together in 2015 to create Adam's Passion. The project took place in a former Soviet Submarine factory, the "Nablessner Foundry" in Tallinn. The set was natural and historical in concept on a large stage in the shape of a catwalk. 

Over 100 participants were involved in the project which included a chamber orchestra, a choir, five solo singers, actors and a group of local drama students. Arvo Part selected three major compositions from his oeuvre for the project, which were "Adam's Lament", "Misere" and "Tabula Rasa". Throughout this process a television documentary was being filmed. 

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Adam's Passion by Robery Wilson and Arvo Part

Animal Kingdom by Kamila Polivkova

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Animal Kingdom by Kamila Polivkova

Animal Kingdom was designed to explore the relationship between actor and character which in this case is wild animals in order to highlight the dark side of the profession. The performance was a metaphor to show how as part of the everyday existence of its wearer, a mask gradually becomes a reality. The piece shows that despite it becoming hard to bear, it is no longer possible to remove it. The attributes of the fictional characters are becoming inseparable parts of the characters of their protagonists and vice versa. It was performed in Pietro Filipi shopping Window at Narondi Trida.   

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Animal Kingdom by Kamila Polivkova

Selfridges London Window Display

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History of Selfridges London Window Display

Selfridges' Windows act as a huge part towards Selfridges overall brand. The Window displays have a history of bold art initiatives and the store often collaborate with artists in creating the window design. Selfridge himself likened the act of shopping to the act of attending the theater and encouraged his customers to make this connection as well by covering his show windows with silk curtains before dramatically unveiling the displays on opening day. The window designs served as the opening act of the entire play of the Selfridge experience in the same way it does today. Also, it goes with out saying, that the window displays capture the public’s attention to transform customers into true shoppers- as well as attracting tourists, designers and fashionistas alike to marvel at the current designs and styling and fashion trends.

 

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Selfridges London Window Display

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Schedule for Selfridges London Window Display

  • Week 1- Research
  • Week 2- Story Board
  • Week 3- Styling Pack Research
  • Week 4- Full Team Brief
  • Week 5- Brief Suppliers
  • Week 6- Mannequin Allocation
  • Week 7- Window Allocation
  • Week 8- Install Schedule
  • Week 9- Prop Sample
  • Week 10- Book Stock Out
  • Week 11- Work with Security
  • Week 12-Make in house props
  • Week 13- Dress the Mannequins 
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Key & Peele - Obama's Anger Translator - Meet Luther

Subtext

The clip above uses an interesting form of subtext which is a physical character resulting in something that is very comedic. I think this would be an interesting idea to explore in our performance as we could over exaggerate the characters playing the subtext for comic effect.

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Trestle Theatre Masks

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History of Trestle Theatre

"Trestle has been making inspirational physical storytelling theatre since 1981. Three students from Middlesex University, Sally Cook, Alan Riley and Toby Wilsher, founded the Company with the support of their course tutor, John Wright. They were joined by Joff Chafer and the Company developed a distinctive style of theatre using masks, puppets and music; Trestle soon became one of Britain’s leading touring theatre companies, able to tour internationally with its non verbal full mask shows.

A new era began in 2004 when Toby Wilsher, the last remaining founding Artistic Director, left the Company and Emily Gray was appointed as the new Artistic Director. Emily’s vision for the Company began with expanding the methods with which Trestle makes physical storytelling theatre. Whilst masks have always remained a vital educational tool for the Company, it was clear that Trestle could not survive as a building based company serving audiences of many ages without engaging communities through media other than mask. Three years of international collaboration followed, with Trestle unmasking to explore voice, physicality and dance."

http://www.trestle.org.uk/about-trestle/history/

 

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Trestle Theatre Half Masks

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Man Up Film 2015

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Man Up - Clip - Nancy and Jack Meet

Blind Dates

Films have often depicted tales of blind dates which all vary from couples who hate each other, love each other and one being more interested in another. They often show the way blind dates are awkward and nerve racking as well as being fun or utterly dreadful. With this in mind I think the many portrayals of blind dates in films will educate us in how we will present our characters.

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Blended Film 2014

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Blended- First Meeting Clip

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