Object Theatre Reflection

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Our greatest challenge in creating our piece was finding tangible meaning within the aesthetic aspects of our piece. We would do a lot of brainstorming that involved music and physical movement, so later we had to sit down and talk about the meaning that we’d found and that our classmates had found in the piece. Casey’s “character” was almost like a black hole, if black holes were seen as groovy and upbeat rather than empty and terrifying. It’s like a temptation for something irresistible, yet not necessarily detrimental. We kinds of liked keeping it very open ended as far as interpretations go. We also had some physical problems with the sheet. It’s hard to move around under there, especially when we’re both underneath. I realized though that …show more content…
We all saw in the object theatre workshop how a simple change of music can seem to change the entire meaning of a scene. In the spectacle theatre performances most groups used sound in some way and sound was a major part of the ritual performance experience. For our piece, we knew we wanted something light hearted, so we played around with a few different instrumental songs until we found the one that just felt right. Another aspect of ritual performance that we used in our piece was the mask. By using a mask, you can completely transform a person into something less human, more ambiguous, and simplified. The mask helped in this way portray Casey’s “character’s” godliness. In ritual performance and object theatre, the performers are not exactly acting as characters. There is still a separation from actual self in the performance, but it is still closer to true self than acting is, where you completely embody another person in your performance. We were still ourselves in our piece, but less so than everyday life because we, like the mask, were more ambiguous and simplified into feelings or

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