Something in the eyes . A realisation , An “Awakening” ….?
( “Awakenings” , incidentally , is a really touching film recommendation to watch , starring Robin Williams and Robert de Niro – hankies a must , even for the soundtrack alone )
In this random selection of images I can see,
The light dawning… and, lift off !
ORANGE are making their mark on the Spires Arts landscape; planting their younger flag proudly on new more challenging artistic terrain and sending “good vibrations ” back through the PACE creative universe !
A round about way of me saying ” how great this current Spires collective is ! ”
A joy to work with ; eager , as yet unhampered by other external distractions, and always open to try new things.
I call it ” drama hungry ” , hungry like Arctic wolves ….and long may that reign
Tomorrow sees Orange take to PAISLEY ABBEY in the 700th Birhday celebrations of Robert 2Nd – King of ancient Scotland – the first of the Stewart Monarchs , from whom we we can trace a bloodline, direct to our present Queen Elizabeth 2nd.
The Grand Royal Celebration will be attended tomorrow morning , by HRH Princess Anne . And along with our cameo performing SPACE House Directors and Deputes : Abby McCann as Marjorie Bruce , Garth Finch as Robert the Bruce , Eleanor Farrelly as Isabella of Mar and Cameron McNee as Walter Stewart ; this band of ORANGE brothers and sisters will be taking to the flag stones of this most majestic and cultured building , to perform their hearts out for Robert and perhaps ” a smile or two of Royal approval”
I know they will do PACE proud and as they move on from this mini event project and Into their follow up text work for this term , will carry with them a sense of real achievement , in how far they have come , in just 3 short weeks of more intensive and focused stage work.
They know the new Spires Warm Up Sheet now, and are putting it into practise every time the enter our Soires space ….they know it all the way to Perfect Stance – a concept of readiness they absolutely understand because of the better knowledge they have gathered along the way.
Something others might take note of , for their own Spires progress; members of Odyssey , Hub , 15Up and Green.
Good theatre practise is not the sole domain of the very experienced, and though there are many of our more experienced groups who have at least a dozen or so shows under their belts; I’m still not sure they really think about things like warming up or keeping theatre journals when they enter Spires.
SPACE and Firefly still come in and wait to be told how to get ready , wait to be energised , and as the best they should by this stage – know better
This move to make you take responsibility for your own progress , through things like the warm up sheet , the blog , the extra culture , the yoga , the perfomance art , the theatre trips , the round about approach is not meant to put you off , but put you more in the picture .
If you aren’t going to take advantage of what’s extra on offer , expect to tick boxes , but don’t expect to expand your horizons and choices .
“The Dawning of Aquarius” , a line from a hit musical song from the 70’s , but something with much bigger significance in the grand scheme of universal good fortune .
A period of prosperity and growth , a golden age for stars ….
I hope more of you decide to open your eyes to the bigger Spires picture Over the coming months , to make coming to PACE more than a weekly drop in , something you file away till next time …
But to start to engage with it in such a more fulfilling way , for you personally .
A way of bringing out your future star potential .
Look up , there’s a lot of stars out there , a lot of people brilliant by design
There’s a lot of stars coming out here too ….shining softly in the black space of our small drama universe ….
“Second star to the right and straight on till morning” ….Peter , had it right , it’s easy when you understand what it is that makes you want to fly …
Easier still when you have the self belief , passion and motivation to lift yourself even higher ….