March 20th, 2017
Today at RUCKUS we first of all met Dean’s new dog Liam! He’s a greyhound that has been rescued by Dean and Andrew and we now proudly have two RUCKUS doggie mascots!
We then headed into the Studio and did some more ballet with Dean and learnt about 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions with our arms as well as trying to remember all the positions that we learnt last week with our feet. We also did some cascading, where we’d slowly flow down to the floor with out bodies. We then did some breathing and voice work with Suzy which was fun and everyone is gradually getting better at projecting their voice and using their breath. Alison then taught us a new exercise called Deaf Whispers which she learnt at the Australian Theatre of the Deaf. We first off learnt the sign for ‘again’ in Auslan as we needed it for the exercise. We then had to try and copy a set of movements that Alison did and pass them down the line trying to be as exact and accurate as possible. It was pretty funny to see how much it changed as it went down the line. We also did a quick few turns of the exercise ‘This is not a chair’ where we had to turn the chair into something that is wasn’t and everyone had to guess what it was. We then split up into our three groups with and worked on what we wanted to improve upon.
Gerard also showed us a short digital story that he made about RUCKUS at film making that he goes to with Bus Stop films on a Sunday. Till next week…..