yesterday was a moderate day. david was out so first period we were left to work on our SCP’s but only a few of us did. i worked with stephanie on her piece and then she watched my addition to my piece. it was good working with her. she is so carefree and thoughtful about her piece which is refreshing to watch. i feel like not much time will be spend focusing on these pieces now that everyone is in senior recital mode. but who knows. i did decided that since i have yet to include dance in my piece that i will try to find a way to incorporate it into the middle section of “everything else in between”. i think that opens many ideas for me regarding interpretation. i was thinking of taking it as the in between phrases or in between hello and good bye in a conversation. only time and work will tell what i will do and how i will express that through dance. that is all for now. have a great day world.
So after class on Monday I have decided that I am going to change the concept of my piece. It will now be “Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between.” I think that this is fitting to the portion I already have. There will be three chairs set up and each one will represent hello, goodbye, or the in betweens. With each section I will paint a picture and tape it to the chair. I believe that this new concept will allow me to add moments of brevity to my work and allow me to focus on the positives along with the negatives of the everyday greeting. In the beginning I am thinking of dancing to “Hellogoodbye” by Paul McCartney and then talk about greetings. The in between section will discuss “Sup?” “Yo.” and other sayings.
To discuss my work on Monday I had geared myself up before hand and put myself in the mindset that I would be able to get through the piece without crying. But you can’t always plan for your emotions. I was happy to see that I was able to take my time with the piece and especially with the song. I was quite surprised that I was able to get through the whole thing without giving up on it. Hopefully as the piece grows I will be able to find the emotional life that does the piece justice without the outward tears.
Well that’s all I have to say for now. Tootley-doodley.
And I know that you’re up there listening, and music always helped you to live. But we’re set apart in two separate worlds now, this song for you is all i have to give.
So take these feathers in your hand, fly away to better lands, just know that you are on our minds. And wherever you may go, I hope you take the journey slow, so that you have time to make the sun shine.
The angels will come down to see you, and weep for the life that is no more. But their tears are not shed for pure sadness, but for the joy that you are not forever gone.
The world was bright all the days that you were in it, our happiness begotten from your smile. Take my hand once more before you leave here, and maybe save the world just one more time.
So take these prayers up to the sky, cast them out into the night, so that they shine so bright. As stars illuminate the dark, and fill the void that’s in our hearts, and the planets fall in line. You’ll make the sun shine. You’ll make the sun shine."
i am having a hard time coming up with the other parts to my project. i keep hearing songs and thinking that they would work so nicely in my piece, but for the part based around jordan. he’s all i can think about lately. the music makes me think of him, this project makes me think of him. i wish so much that i knew him, truly knew him. i know that there is something through these thoughts that i should be finding in relation to this project but nothing is coming to me. i wonder if this project is becoming more about things that surround the jordan portion than i thought. i can’t get past the thought. my actor block has set in, and i cannot see into the clearing.
So, since my school has recently blocked Tumblr so this will be added later. In addition to my Jordan piece (which will have the script laid out soon, it’s in the noggin now) I have a few options of other places I want this piece to go. I can have a part about leaving for college, growing out of childhood, friendships that faded or disappeared (boyfriends)….
*thought! I always get really emotional when I get on planes and I am leaving for a while and say sayonara to whoever brought me or just when I am boarding in general. Something about leaving a place. I never travel somewhere without a significance so maybe that is why I always hate leaving where I come from and where I have gone.
I can’t go on- bayside
One step at a time- four year strong
For the first time- the script
One step at a time, One foot in front of the other.
I’m gonna get through this one way or another cause I know it’s warmer where you are.
Cause no matter how far the view, I still always look up to you.
I’ll always look up to you."
— four year strong
— kevin alan daniels.
I finally figured out what one segment of my piece will be on as i walked out the door today and realized the last thing i said to my mother was i love you.
each day we say goodbye to people. as we leave the house and we leave school, class, everywhere. but is that really goodbye? it isn’t. most likely you will see that person again, won’t you? so why say goodbye to them then? why don’t you say see you later? some people don’t ever get to say goodbye to the ones they love. some people leave this earth without saying their own personal goodbyes to family and loved ones. and their loved ones never get to say a proper goodbye to them because they never thought that the last time they saw them, spoke to them would truly be the last. for jordan, he never said goodbye. he took his own life, leaving without a trace. his family said goodbye as they put him six feet under the ground. what kind of goodbye is that? it isn’t one. it isn’t proper. but that is the way life is. you never know when it will be the last time you see someone, or talk to them. but make sure it’s not the last.
it’s never goodbye, it’s always see you later.
rest in peace jordan.
CONCEPT FOCUS: Saying goodbye to people and points in life
In my piece I will discuss points in my life and in other people’s lives where saying goodbye to someone has been a turning point in their life. I will also discuss points in life where we have said goodbye to a piece or ourselves, like growing out of our “childhood” stage. I may include a part on leaving home for college and how that may affect us. I will also use events like death or leaving family that you have spent little time with.
Songs that I think may be good to use in my piece…
February Song- Josh Groban
Pursuit of Happiness- Kid Cudi
Slow Me Down- Emmy Rossum
Colorblind- Counting Crows
Text will be taken from Anon(ymous), my monologues, and the rest of the text will be created from scratch. In my mind the piece looks simple. Theatre blacks, a chair, maybe a little prop here and there but besides that I don’t see this being a production.
I think I am going to go for simplicity and vulnerability to help focus on getting the point across.