Monday, May 28, 2007

Der Rosenkavalier Piano Dress Rehearsal

Long, long rehearsal yesterday. First time in our costumes. I have three costumes and three wigs for three different acts. Here I am as a late 18th-century Police Officer with fake mustachio and powdered wig. Better pics to come!

It's all been fun, but I have the Prop From Hell in the first act that I have to wrestle with-- three rolls of fabric that I have to unfurl and present quickly to the rich Marschallin aristocrat-lady in my role as Fabric Vendor. I have not found a way for it to not be awkward. I am doing my best, having to accept imperfection. Oy oy oy!

The production is unbelievably lavish. Great fun to be a part of-- shimmering period costumes and sets.

I'll post again when there are more (and better) photos to share, for whoever is still checking this blog out.


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Watteau Landscape, and BBBLLLAAAKKKEEE!!!

I'm working on a landscape assignment in painting class-- loosely based on a painting, Pilgrimage to Cythera, by one of my favorite Rococco painters, Jean-Antoine Watteau. He often painted society people enjoying the pastoral countryside while being feted by commedia dell'arte performers and musicians. Here's a pic of my painting in progress; there's a couple under tree and statue of Venus on pedestal still to be worked on, blank right now. I'm enjoying some luscious greens, umbers, turquoise-y yellows, inspired by the source painting I'm looking at.

Tonight I am going to the ballet with my balletomane friends to see Don Quixote, looking forward to that.

RE:Ality TV Korner: I am trying not to obsess over a certain American Idol contestant...!

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