Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mag 151, 1/12/13, Arts Fundraiser

                                                       

She was practicing being a pod.
The play was four acts with four scenes each.
Each a flash of dark just long enough for everyone
to change their pose and position
before the stage light rose once again.

Each period was several minutes long .
each light was from different angle,hue and intensity
representing various times of day and the seasons.
Each of eight different figures loosely representing life
in some formative or perhaps developmental stage.

The props ranged from a tall pedestal
lounge chair, stone wall, various arches an antique car-
The poses and interactions of the players
showed interdependence, balance and grace of nature.

Sheri had found her costume to be rather itchy and hot at first
but the dance teacher and director were so talented
all the participants, women and men, soon forgot
about anything other than their evolving roles.





23 comments:

Rebelle said...

Cool view into theater.

Theresa Milstein said...

From an artistic picture to theatre. Sounds like a play my sister would of done off, off, off Broadway some years ago.

Catfish Tales said...

Clever take. Was it a Samuel Beckett play? LOL

Jinksy said...

What a clever staging you made of this! :) Great Mag offering.

Other Mary said...

That's a very original take on the image. Bravo!

zongrik said...

talented and itchy at the same time, or is all talent but an itch?

incidental rag

Brian Miller said...

practicing to be a pod made me smile.....when you have those so talented you do forget other things though so i know what you are saying....nice...

Kathe W. said...

very imaginative!

R. Burnett Baker said...

Like your interpretation! I was immediately reminded of that old 50's movie "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers".

And the last line sums that up perfectly, in my mind, a bit of social commentary. Our evolving roles, indeed!

Nara Malone said...

That first line goes so well with the picture. Wonderfully imaginative.

Cloudia said...

keep pushing the cutting edge with joy!



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Susie Clevenger said...

Love the first line...a bit of method acting it seems :)

Dave King said...

Ingenious and well-crafted. Enjoyed the read immensely. Can't ask for more than that!

Emma Major said...

very clever, I like that concept

Laurie Kolp said...

Creative, unique take on the prompt... some of those dance costumes can be just as... awkward.

Little Nell said...

My first thought was the same as Susie's. Do you think this particular lady too it too far though? Great fun.

Rene Foran said...

great write
and you have to suffer for your art :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Neat! The image alone could be a great arts fundraiser! I love the opening line. Yeah.....that made me smile.

Helen said...

Love this, though I would not want to be one of the stage crew in your fast paced production!!! (I do volunteer crew work for local theater here.)

Karen S. said...

Awesome, and I believe she has the entire Pod thing down perfectly!

Sue said...

This one really works well. I hadn't thought of it myself, but it is definitely a cool way to go.

=)

Berowne said...

Curious and engrossing...

Kat Mortensen said...

Amazing where the brain takes one, isn't it? I would pay to see this acted out! Why "Sheri" ?
Captivating!