Okay so we all know Wicked is a great musical but it’s time to turn our green eyes to blue and to look out at new theatre horizons that may give us the same feeling of ” defying gravity”.
“the more we look into things – the more extra ordinary it is?”
EXTRA from the Greek word meaning ” OUT OF “ – – ORDINARE meaning “NORMAL “.
Shows like Verona don’t come around often – they are not normal and are created ” out of the BLUE”.
Blue is the colour of the energy centre in the body associated with the throat – this is where we form sound – curious that ideas find sound in a blue place.
Dragonfly Blue has the potential to be creative in so many more ways than we can yet imagine. They are the support wings of this artistic venture and must follow the guiding light of Firefly to reach their show’s end.
Did you know that the Dragonfly is one of the fastest creatures on 2 wings? – flying up to 60 mph?
Their acrobatic skills are second to none and they are famous for their dramatic colouring and vibrant presence in hotter and more passionate Mediterranean skies or that they are muse to the fashion industry at the moment – with their striking image used to sell everything from tops to homes to tattoos.
Yes… this really is the year of the Dragonfly!
“It’s time to trust my instincts, close my eyes and leap” – will this be you this time round?
It will take more than turning up each rehearsal – more than a dance routine – more than a costume and more than a House name to get you airborne. It will take a determination to succeed that few can weather – few want and only a privileged PACE handful understand.
So….The theme is Greek this year – what do you know about the GREEKS? – Not a lot – and why should you – they lived 5 centuries BC and you are a techno generation used to quite a different world.
But you need to know about some things they started – because you share their root in common – you love drama and they started it!
What was their theatre all about?
What was the style of acting?
What was the subject of their plays?
Who were allowed to perform?
Why were mask used?
What was the music like?
What was the movement like?
What did the Chorus do?
Who watched the plays?
What sacrifices were made to what God before the plays began?
Why was this God so important?
Why would knowing all this be better for you as a would be dragonfly?
“you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink” – a well worn phrase.
Verona 2013 is the water – you are the Horse…now to get you ready for the ” Verona ride of your life” you have to try and drink in this GREEK THEATRE knowledge to help you perform better – otherwise you will fall at the first hurdle and take those other dragonfly around you – with you. Not so good for the Cup!
You don’t have to write an essay on it or give a speech to class – but you do have to know that the way you are used to acting “normally” has changed – for good ( As GLYNDA says – back to Wicked again!) – and that to support Firefly well in this show – you must agree to do as they do – learn as they learn. “Extra Ordinarily” well!!!
Some of you have been trusted with parts – that brings its’ own set of pressure – you are part of the story brief and HOUSE RULES apply.
Others are Chorus to this play – but as Shakespeare says in HENRY V – …we few…we happy few…we band of brothers – let each man stand and fall by the other – a little sexist perhaps but as I told you on Sunday – women weren’t allowed on stage till around 1760 ( men thought we wouldn’t understand the concept of theatre till then!)
How wrong they were… and how great to see young male and female performers of all ages coming together for the good of their House – in this our 9th Verona Play.
Chorus means ” ONE VOICE – ONE REASON – dare I say it – “ONE DIRECTION!”
The more you look at this project – the most amazing thing it becomes…in 4 weeks you will fly faster, stronger and bolder than ever before.
Verona Challenges are designed to test you and to break your comfort zone – but they also create real performers – who know that there is something more than just a song and a dance routine to make a show great – there is the feeling of family – through thick and thin – through blood sweat and the odd tears – in victory and a “happier” defeat.
“Hands up now for GREEK Theatre?!”
then press below for GREEK DRAMATIC action…And may the better Dragonfly House push off and fly…