Blue Stars 2019 Helping Performers Be In Character Drum Corps International

Blue Stars 2019 Helping Performers Be In Character Drum Corps International



okay hey this is Tim I'm here with duck Hall we just froze we both live in Orlando that's how cool we are so duck how are you I'm doing great yeah I know I came up here thing you'd be cool it's not hot as all blazes so what is your role the blue stars with blue stars I am a visual tech but I also help our members really relate to the show on an emotional level and help them bring a character to the football field so that we have an emotional connection to the audience so that the audience can have that story that we're trying to tell and they have an understanding of what we'll be trying to spell with the call of the wild show okay so it's first law school show thank you it's cool you're taking us to a cold place in the middle of summer all this is really interesting so trying to teach them character development how do you do that with non performers with non performers it's really getting them to be comfortable with being uncomfortable on the football field we're asking them to really live in an emotion and that we don't typically live in on a day to day basis so we really do a lot of exercises that help us explore environments and how our bodies move through those environments and how we how we relate to each other on the field and being comfortable with rube relating with each other on the field so that when we get to the football field that when we're trying to portray a certain emotion or a certain part of the story it's natural for us to be on to be comfortable stepping outside of our skin as a human and really bringing to life a character that helps tell the story of called the wild okay that's really cool so a lot of people describe that as doing like improvisational stuff and all is that part of the process yeah there's definitely a lot of improv to it there's understanding how to flip from one emotion to another and it's just really letting yourself like relate and pull yourself out of who you are every single day and just to be able to release and escape and that's what we want to do is instill but also we want to provide that for our audience so really good driving into the improv and just really understanding how to be larger than life but also being clear and concise with all of our movements okay very cool so somebody told me that you the members have been developing their own sort of character story or backgrounds can you talk about that that's a really interesting technique yeah so last year with the Watson featured carpenter we started this it's almost like a biography for the members that they created their own carpenters story and it went really well the members took it to heart and they created some really elaborate stories so that when they're out on the football field that they can almost relate to their own story which is gonna obviously really develop ours so then from that we once again wanted to bring that to life with our called the wild so we asked them you know do you pay your a wilderness explorer create your waters mist explorer identity and what our struggle is out that you experience in the wild and you know what are some of the environmental challenges that you experienced in the wild and just so that they when they're on the football field they have something to relate to other than just saying okay be really triumphant or now you want to have a curtain determination that can just relate to a little bit more so that strikes me as being an incredibly smart way to get non performers to sort of get into character is if they make up the whole story they have the backstory they know sort of who they are in this show that's just a great technique I love that idea yeah I think it's all about like just really being willing to be vulnerable and it's it's stepping outside of your comfort zone and they when you buy into it they and they our members really buy into it I think that's what makes it successful and that's what helps bring the call of the wild to life and it's very clear image of what we're trying to portray and what story we're trying to come across with call of the wild this year well I can't wait to see the show live tonight and see these characters come to life this is great advice on the cranium buddy trying to do this with their own group so thank you for explaining – yeah I'm doing great work thank you I appreciate it and now maybe I'll see you in Orlando thank you find other interviews and videos from top DCI designers instructors and marchers behind the scenes videos interviews and podcasts from winter camps spring training traveling during the season and performances all at marching arts education comm / DC i– – 2019 the marching roundtable is proud to be an official media partner of drum corps international

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