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Thursday, September 10, 2009

First Day of Class for the "Snake Oil Ensemble" 9/9/9

The Snake Oil Ensemble (Marin's Advanced Group) got off to a great start yesterday. We worked on getting to know each other a bit, warmed up with some improvisation games and then began to plan "The Witchdoctor" and the "Purple People Eater" acts.

We will be focusing on "The Limbo Rock" next week as well as some of the dramatic numbers to go between songs. Tossa will be choreographing "The Blob" as it will be performed by members of this group as well.

I would like to concentrate on refining our movements and developing our stage characters. As back-up vocalists, I would like the troupe to be very unified in their motions and "attitudes".

I will be bringing dowels to use in the Limbo Rock Dance next week. I would also like Jade, Meryl Fe, Shanti and Tossa to choose a song to sing as a small group. Some ideas are "Yummy, Yummy Yummy, I've got love in my Tummy", "Lollipop", "I want candy", etc.

Matthew is going to see if he likes "The Rock Lobster" and will need some back-up singers and actors to make an underwater scene....

I would like to speak to Jean Luc to see if the Vampire is interested in helping to engage the audience in an evil laughing contest...

It was great to meet Thomas, Lydia, and Maria, and begin to work with Francis. Quinn and Julianne are going to be the Purple People Eater's voice.

Next week we will begin to dig deeper... We will spend most of the class choreographing the Limbo Rock and all warm ups will be geared towards coming up with possible skit ideas for the show.

Great Work! Please feel free to comment, ask questions, and post ideas to this forum!