Rehearsal 15, 17 July 2020
9am – 1pm
Drama Centre Black Box (DCBB)
In view of the limited time they had with the space, the collaborators wasted little time with the briefing before dispersing, hence a more sequential rehearsal without much discussion / explanations in between:
- They had until 10am to warm-up, develop either their duets or solos, before regrouping to review each other’s solos.
o Syimah and Xiao Jun’s duet needed to be refined to satisfy the musicality further.
- Daryl was present
o He was unsure or what to do / How to plan as it was his first time being involved in a project in this format.
o He was still unsure how the filming process will be, which was something he wanted to communicate with Hafiz about.
o He planned the lighting (based on what he knows), and to set booms in the diagonals to aid the dancers and filming process.
- Hafiz was present
o He shared suggestions and his plans for the shot, angles and cues + props to use.
o Haizad went through the filming angles & planned overlays
o Set the camera position for the wide angle shot
§ Unable to see the corners of the square, had the option to either shift the square or the camera
§ Decided to adjust the square into a trapezium, making it look like a square through the camera (similar to the 3D street art illusion)
o Deciding on the angles, trying out with the dancers in space
- The dancers went through / refined their duets.
- Sharul shared the elements of his solo / creative process:
o Tepak sireh
§ Welcoming death / death is coming despite anxiety
§ What are we leaving / what is left
§ Becomes a pillow at the end
§ Belonged to late grandmother
§ Symbolised he process / what she went through
§ Will stand up behind it before lying down with it at the end of the solo
§ Memories of late grandmother / Late grandmother’s memories
§ Slowly letting go; of me, of them
§ Not documented, forgotten
o “Sampaikan salam.” Arrival
o Lights signify / indicate the burial space
o To invite death, unravel the memories
o To look at life in a larger picture / scheme
(Was he sharing his creative process as his solo pertains to documenting / desire to document, and sharing it with me as a commentary + assurance of its documentation?)
- The dancers then brought in their props into the space.
- Went through the prologue / timelapse, taping of boundaries.
- Went through music cues with Adi.