We have a problem here in our modern society (well, more than one, but I’ll just tackle this one for today). Our world is set up for us to be as still as possible. I don’t know about you,
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Dr. Bloom was rushed to the hospital on a Monday morning because he had aspirated on a piece of food. Thankfully, the food was removed from his lung, a very painful procedure, especially because it was performed with just a local anesthetic. He was put in ICU, given lots of medicine, hooked up to oxygen, and a liquid diet. I guess you could say, things didn’t look so good.
Awareness invites response and response invites movement which in turn lights up imagination!
The more aware we are of ourselves and our environment, the more options there are for engagement and therefore movement. Observation and awareness are hallmarks of the actors’ tool-chest. Actors watch people and borrow the way they walk, or their posture while sitting, or a funny habit of tossing the hair back before speaking. Even inanimate objects can be observed and copied. Imagine being a toaster and then being the toaster when the toast pops out.
Have you heard the one about the orthodontist who played Hamlet?
Well, the audience was so impressed they had to brace themselves!
Imagine a man, 79 years of age, a husband, father of 6, practicing orthodonture for over 30 years. This man is driving to work when he is hit by a speeding car, helicoptered to the hospital, and told when he comes out of a coma that he has a complete C3 spinal cord injury (SCI) and the only movement he will regain is shrugging his shoulders.