The third lesson of my CP

That lesson we didn’t have as much time as we had in other practices and mostly worked on an idea for how I would grow after my “death by sheet”. I had the idea that we could have me have breaths almost mimicking the heartbeat in the beginning, eventually coming out of the way I was buried, but instead getting put in “shackles” by the sheet.

We spent most of the lesson playing with a movement where Kate and Bailee would move in a circle around me, while holding the sheet, kind of like the hands of a clock. I would be dragged by the sheet in a circle.

Once again it was mostly about the aesthetic and the movement, but we figured it could be representative for the passage of time and how money or riches or greed had so much power over me that it controlled me for several cycles.

The Second practice of my CP

That lesson we played around a little more with the idea of walking on the sheet, and eventually decided to use the idea of actually using the the sheet as a screen and we played with idea of having shadows behind it.

We thought it had a good aesthetic. It’s very interesting but we didn’t really think of a strict meaning for it. However we did keep using the idea of columbian hypnosis, and we thought maybe it could somehow have some sort of meaning to do with how I’m drawn by money etc… However, eventually I get buried by money or riches, showing how it overcame me.

I get buried by the sheet, and Andrea controls the burying of me in said sheet. We then had an idea about how we could start off the performance keeping the idea of the sheet on the ground, and instead making movements like a heart beating behind it. Mostly we’ve been working on visuals and not so much meaning.

We also worked on the idea of having us all spread out into a line, once again more for aesthetics than much of a message. However, one time when we practiced the transition from heart into line, Kate accidentally ended up a bit farther from everyone else, and we decided to use that and separate me from the rest of us in a way of expressing how I’m different and I discover everything else first and exploit it and get overcome by it.

The Beginning of my CP

The first real practice of our CP (including a ten minute session at the end of the previous lesson where we brainstormed) was very productive. We walked in with a lot of ideas. We all knew we wanted to do something abstract, and we kind of wanted to play with lights and possibly an unconventional stage. For stimulus, Kate brought a poem, Andrea brought the idea of a diamond, and I brought the phrase “the grass is always greener on the other side”, from that we all came to the idea of inequality, or the idea of our relationship with stuff other people don’t have. I really wanted to play with the idea of using light as a barrier, so we got  spotlight and a block. I was in the spotlight with the block, and we tried to do some stuff with the idea of me having the light and the block. We played with sticks a bit to show this idea, but ultimately abandoned it. I suggested the use of a sheet as it’s more flexible and we can do a lot more things with it. We then played with the idea of having a diagonal line across the stage; me in the spotlight downstage right, with the other end upstage left. We played with the idea of them having the sheet and me taking it or wanting it and exploring it. Then Bailee had the idea of laying the sheet on the ground, kind of like a runway. We then played with the idea of all of us coming from nothing, and then going to discover it. But, the other girls couldn’t really touch it, while I walked on it. Then when I got to the middle I would try to touch it and Bailee would grab me, we’d freeze, and then I’d gather up the entire sheet and go back to the spotlight. Then they would keep trying to get it from me, eventually succeeding by getting Andrea to use Columbian hypnosis on me so they could steal it. The idea was that it would show how some people steal from the masses and how that results in inequality.

My First “Page de Journal Intime”

When I first submitted it, I misunderstood the prompt, thinking I was supposed to do a slightly different assignment, so I lost points on the message. This is the edited version.

La Question: Vos parents reprochent de sortir trop et de négliger vos devoirs. Ils vous font constamment des reproches à ce sujet. Ecrivez une page de votre journal intime, dans laquelle vous exprimez vos sentiments face à cette sentiments face à cette  situation. Ecrivez 250 mots minimum.


Mardi, 5 Septembre 2017


Cher Journal,


Aujourd’hui, je suis retournée un peu tard apres une soiree, et ma mere etait en colere. Tu sais que mes parents m’imposent trop de limites. Ils crois que je négliger mes devoirs. Ils se trompes! Je gagne de meilleures notes que mes amis. En plus, ils sont toujours en train de me faire des remarques sur mes copains. Pourquoi ne pourraient ils pas se mêler de leurs oignons! Je me sens embêtée.


Je sais que je ne se suis pas ce que j’aurais dû être. Cependant, ils sont toujours sur mon dos. Ils pense que je ne travaille pas assez, mais ils ne réalisent pas que je veux sortir avec mes amis. Ils attendent beaucoup de moi, et je ne veux pas les décevoir. Toutefois, ce n’est pas juste, et j’en ai marre! C’est toujours la même chose avec eux! A mon avis, je suis une bonne adolescent. En fait, je ne sors pas très souvent. Je n’ai pas assez de copains et de copines pour sors tous les temps. D’habitude, je suis à la maison, et ils pense que je suis toujours devant la télé. Ils ne sont jamais heureux.


Quand je suis plus agée, mon père veut que je devienne ingénieur, mais moi ne sais pas encore ce que je veux être. Est-ce que ca importe? Si j’ai de la chance, la semaine prochaine quelque chose de bon aura lieu, et ma mère sera heureuse comme un poisson dans l’eau.


Bon, il est tard, il faut que j’aille me coucher. Merci de m’avoir écouté!




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