Tip of the week: After reading dozens of responses to questions such as “What does it feel like to breathe? What parts of the body move when we breathe?” I suggest you actually try it out. Breathe. For five minutes. And then answer the question in your own words. Answers that felt authentic received the highest marks.
What theater I saw this week: I went to the Wroclawski Teatr Pantomimy to see Batory trans directed by Martyna Majewska. The music was great. There were a few interesting images and moments but I cannot recommend this performance. Hopefully we will find something spectacular to go to.
What music I’m listening to: I’ve been listening to come contemporary classical music this week looking for new sounds to bring to class. I like John Laurence Adams “Like Ocean.”
What play I’m working on: The Tempest by William Shakespeare. I am adapting this story with 7-11 year olds. We have been working since October and the kids have just been given their parts.
What app I’m using: Overcast is an iOS app for podcasts. Podcasts are one of my favorite things about the Internet. Since I live so far away from home they are my main source of news, entertainment, and culture. A few websites say Overcast is the best podcast player. I agree. My most played podcasts are Democracy Now (a progressive news channel), Song Exploder (each episode is an inside how popular songs get made), The Business with Kim Masters (a behind the scenes look at Hollywood business and movie making), and Design Matters with Debbie Millman (interviews with lots of different artists and designers). What podcasts do you listen to? Tell me after class someday