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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

o Batik

§ 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

o Photo/s

§ 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.