jane's blog

Monday, November 03, 2008

Projecting Size - Theatrics

Physical size "on-stage" is not determined by the reality of actual feet and inches "off-stage," but by projecting the physical body language of an "on-stage" character. One can use an imposing "off-stage" physique to advantage, "on-stage," by incorporating large, emphatic movements, or one can diminish the same individually imposing size, "on-stage," by using small, collected movements. The tempo of movement is governed by the character one is portraying.
The size reality, "on-stage," has very little to do with "off-stage" size reality. This is magical theatrics called body language, and incorporated by artists who know how to use the tricks of the trade!

Powered by Blogger