The Show by Audrey O’Connor
This was our last day with EE and we put on a show for our parents and the other groups at Epic Arts. My partner’s name was Rott. He is deaf. I got to do a special duet with him and I really liked it. At first it was hard because he is a really good dancer and I had to look in his eyes but once I got used to it, I really enjoyed it. He is quite handsome.
Our Final Day by Rachel Sugrim
We got up, got ready and went to our last and final workshop with epic encounters. We got more ideas to complete our scenes for Speed of Life. We were helped a lot by our Director Alison Richardson and Dean Walsh our Choreographer. The most thing I will remember and take away is the sign language, the framing, sinking and rising, story telling, dancing, going to different locations, focusing on speed/time and making new friends with the Epic Encounters team and the Epic Arts staff. By the end of the morning workshop we were all tired and sweaty. We had lunch and then back to the workshop to shot the Epic Arts staff, parents, carers and some students from Singapore. I wish my dad was here to see the showing, I am really missing him a lot. I was happy that I really challenged myself and making friends with the Encounters group. We then went for dinner and back to the hotel for dessert. Tomorrow we start making our way home to Sydney.
Our Last Day by Gerard O’Dwyer
Last day its good to be here we are about to be filmed by Alison and Martin today we are going to do fun things to do with the epic encounters with all the group its good to work with them dean is still recovering in bed he will join us latter we might be doing Acessening and Decessening slow walking rising and snking and other things sand man Sign language learning new stuff we have learned a lot this after i might pass the clap we hope to do that in the future i want to work with Jerome peace i want to work with Mratin dean and Suzy and ind more work with Alison and i want to work with the team my experience ever is great i love my time here I’m enjoying this is the best place i want to come back again here at Cambodia and Kampot to see more sight seeing and tours touring around exporting Adventures today is a fine day its very a hot io also love the epic Encounters i love the Ruckus peps because we are all a team we make a lot of noise
This Afternoon with the Epic Encounters we were performing a dance solo piece to do with time we put on a show for all the mothers and parents and other kids and the staff at Epic arts centre it was hard work today it was very hot i thought it was a good exercise Chris introduced and Explained what we do and who we are in our group james said something what he wanted to say i got up and i said all the good things about working with the Epic Encounters we gave them gifts from Sydney The Epic encounters are now wearing the Ruckus ensmbile shirts the like the hats my job was to hang them out the presents for the staff at epic arts centre and a rating for Katherine and tonight we going out to Dinner after that we we had ice cream for dessert we enjoyed our selves today we all did well I’m sad going home its to short because i love it here and working with the epic encounters.
Last day with Epic Arts and Epic Encounters by Chris Bunton
I really enjoyed our collaboration and sharing ideas during our exchange with the Epic Encounters. It was a great week facilitating workshops with Industry professional’s and Epic Encounters.
When the workshops were completed I felt very sad and, the workshops took six days. But at the end of the week we were jammed packed full of great ideas.
There were some differences between both groups such as:
– Communicating in Khmer and Sign Language
– Collaborating timing
– Tunes on different instruments and the moves.
Our exchange with Epic Encounters gave us lots of ideas, methods and techniques for future shows. These ideas will help us generate more material which will help us create the final stage of our show.
Some of the ideas are listed below:
– Fast, slow and medium pace
– Forwards and backwards
– Forces and
– Tempo, rhythms, melodies
– Timing and speed
– Musical Instruments
– Tones and Monologues