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Anne Bogart. By Katie Janner, Alyssa Greenblatt, Braxton Manley. The Book We Read. Co-written by Tina Landau. Background Information. Director of plays and operas Born September 25, 1951

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Anne bogart

Anne Bogart

By Katie Janner, Alyssa Greenblatt, Braxton Manley


The book we read

The Book We Read

Co-written by Tina Landau


Background information

Background Information

  • Director of plays and operas

  • Born September 25, 1951

  • Earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bard College, followed by a Master of Arts degree from the Tish School of the Arts in 1977

  • Artistic Director of SITI Company in New York, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992.

  • Currently a professor at Columbia University where she runs the Graduate Directing Program


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….what are viewpoints?


Bogart s inspiration

Bogart’s Inspiration


Problems with today s actors

Problems with today’s actors

  • The Americanization of the Stanislavsky system

  • Lack of ongoing training

  • “What does the director want?”


9 physical viewpoints

9 Physical Viewpoints

  • Tempo

  • Duration

  • Kinesthetic Response

  • Repetition

  • Shape

  • Gesture

  • Architecture

  • Spatial Relationship

  • Topography


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“Never talk down to your audience”


Soft focus

Soft Focus


The optimal viewpoint experience

The optimal viewpoint experience:


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Warm up


Ensemble warm up

Ensemble warm up


Tempo

Tempo


Tempo exercises

Tempo Exercises

No, we are not French. We are American because you’re in America okay? Greatest country on the Planet.

Just say you love really thin pancakes. That is a fair compromise no?

3.I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy.


Duration

Duration


Duration exercise

Duration Exercise

Turn off alarm clock.

Get out of bed.

Look in the mirror.

Brush teeth.

Deoderant

Dress.

Shoes.

Mirror.

Smile.

Grab backpack.


Kinesthetic response

Kinesthetic Response


Kinesthetic response exercise

Kinesthetic Response Exercise

1. Use soft focus and walk around space

2. Target a subject, follow them around

3. Find an additional subject,

follow them also


Partners

Partners

A- Go in for a hug


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B- Feel A’s biceps and say “smells like rain” in a goblin voice.


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A- Touch B’s nose very slowly


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B- Brush past A and walk away


Repetition

Repetition


Repetition exercise

Repetition Exercise


Spatial relationship

Spatial Relationship


Spatial relationship exercise

Spatial Relationship Exercise

  • Walk around aimlessly and when we clap our hands, stop!

  • Now walk around, turning only in 90 degree angles.

  • Jump in and out of peoples personal space.


Topography

Topography


Topography exercise

Topography Exercise

  • Pretend there is red paint on your feet and pretend to paint a picture on the ground.

  • Just meander.


Shape

Shape


Shape exercise

Shape Exercise


Gesture

Gesture


Gesture exercise

Gesture Exercise


Architecture

Architecture


Architecture exercise

Architecture Exercise


Putting individual viewpoints together

Putting individual viewpoints together


Vocal viewpoints

Vocal Viewpoints


Group improvisations

Group Improvisations


Working with music

Working with Music


Viewpoints in rehearsal

Viewpoints in Rehearsal


Composition

Composition


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Something she directed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZczgZwZGqA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HS1snSDdjc&feature=relmfu


The end

THE END


Interview

Interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbdtvYMXsaI


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