1A Bfa Acting

 

Voice & Speech 1 Journal

1A Bfa Acting

 

Sylvia Gonzalez

 

 

Feb-1-2016

 

Today in class we did an exercise where we picked up a cup from the floor; first looking, and then not. Tim made us notice that we sort of made up rules for each other. He didn't tell us to, but it seemed to make sense to everyone. I was thinking that, its not really about making rules for ourselves, but rather, that one person did it and the rest followed. In our fear of being separated from the norm, we all continued the pattern of the one before us. I think its interesting how we do these things without really knowing. I don't think we do it on purpose, but it really showed just how much us people, as a whole, have somewhat of a fear of being cast as different than our peers (in small things, like how we walk, how we behave in front of others. Not necessarily our ideals on morals or politics, but more of the small little things we do.)

 

Feb-4-2016

 

We did the roll down and a couple others exercises to kind of free our bodies and put them into neutral stance. I didn't remember how good it felt to actually do that after a while. Since I left AADA I haven't really done it. And even in my time there doing it, I never really felt like it did anything for me. This time around it felt different. Before I couldn't really appreciate it, but once I learned it, I was able to catch on it later. That is a new feeling for me. I don't think in my life have I ever learned something I didn't find useful then that I caught onto later. I don't think I was paying enough attention to my body and my mind; to what they needed. I feel like now that I have a better sense of what I want and need now more than before.

Another exercise that we did was a 5 line song patty cake type thing. The faster we did it, the easier it got (except if it was too fast). That also got me thinking. Why do I do things better under a certain pressure? That exercise got me thinking of why I work the way I do and how I can manipulate that to my advantage.  

 

 

Feb-8-2016

 

Today in class we did an exercise where we chose a partner. Tim had us sit in front of eachother (I had Nadiya)

and told one of us to be a and one b. After that, a was supposed to run their mouth and b was supposed to listen. For a whole five minutes was very intimidating to me, but I was the first one up so I went with it. It was actually very hard to stop once I started, and Nadiya looked totally engaged. In Nadiyas turn, it also looked like she was having difficulty stopping. When he told us we were supposed to share these stories about the other person in a circle, I got excited. Of course, some people had more difficulty remembering the story details than others, and we couldn't correct no matter what. I found it interesting to see how much it affected each of us to hear our stories, and how much we had begun to share with our partner about half way through. There was more of a trust between the partners. I thought that was really very interesting. 

 

Feb-11-2016

 

We did a lie down in class, kind of how we did for Ms Beck, at the first thirty minutes of class. It was just as peaceful as I remembered, but with no out of body experience this time. As we began to relax, close our eyes, and get taken away by tims voice, I began to feel very weightless; which was the opposite of what most felt. I felt I was laying on clouds, and my body was so relaxed. I could see the blu sky above me, and I just felt amazing. By the end of it, I felt like I had floated away and slept a very good nap for about two hours. Very refreshed and awake, full of energy for whatever is supposed to come next. 

 

 

Feb-8-2016

 

Today in class we did an exercise where we chose a partner. Tim had us sit in front of eachother (I had Nadiya)

and told one of us to be a and one b. After that, a was supposed to run their mouth and b was supposed to listen. For a whole five minutes was very intimidating to me, but I was the first one up so I went with it. It was actually very hard to stop once I started, and Nadiya looked totally engaged. In Nadiyas turn, it also looked like she was having difficulty stopping. When he told us we were supposed to share these stories about the other person in a circle, I got excited. Of course, some people had more difficulty remembering the story details than others, and we couldn't correct no matter what. I found it interesting to see how much it affected each of us to hear our stories, and how much we had begun to share with our partner about half way through. There was more of a trust between the partners. I thought that was really very interesting. 

 

Feb-11-2016

 

We did a lie down in class, kind of how we did for Ms Beck, at the first thirty minutes of class. It was just as peaceful as I remembered, but with no out of body experience this time. As we began to relax, close our eyes, and get taken away by tims voice, I began to feel very weightless; which was the opposite of what most felt. I felt I was laying on clouds, and my body was so relaxed. I could see the blu sky above me, and I just felt amazing. By the end of it, I felt like I had floated away and slept a very good nap for about two hours. Very refreshed and awake, full of energy for whatever is supposed to come next.