INTERP 2: SLEEPING BEAUTY
CAP21, Spring 2014
Devised, Written and Co-Directed with Meg Pryor
and 18 1st-year conservatory students.
A devised, voice and movement project that explored the body/voice connection through storytelling. Over the course of six weeks, students researched different versions of the Sleeping Beauty tale, from many different cultures and sources, including, but not limited to versions by Pullman, Perrault, and Basille. Each rehearsal session had a rigorous vocal and physical warm-up and ensemble building exercises. Various improvisation techniques, including an introduction to Viewpoints, were used to enpower students to build bold physical pictures and soundscapes. Part of the final presentation was performed from text that was devised and written by the students, and part was an improvised exploration of sound and movement. Whether scripted or not, priority was placed on telling the story.