Friday, February 26, 2010

Restoration? Restora-FUN!

Faithful Tubers,

I can't really express why I have so vehemently neglected you all. Perhaps the notion of somehow topping the genius of my last post is far too daunting to even imagine that I put blogging out of my mind forever. Either that, or our days have gotten longer at LAMDA and we haven't been doing as much cool stuff. Regardless, after a few-week hiatus, I'm back in action baby.

By the way, for those that are interested, Dance-Jogging has officially become an international sensation. Aside from two marriage proposals, we have had reports of dagging (as it shall affectionately be known, forthwith) activity in North America (including Boston, DC, Connecticut, and Virginia), the UK, and a lovely gentleman from Sweden has expressed interest (seriously). If you guys are devoted daggers, write to us and let us know! If you send us a picture of you dagging it out, we'll throw it on TtT and all of your friends will think you're famous!

But enough about Brian and I, let's talk about me. Our first unit, Shakespeare's tragedies, has come to a close and we are now in the thick of Restoration rehearsals. The "S" (for semester) section is divided into three groups. Our group's Restoration director, Tina, is wonderful. She's a little firecracker, that one, but a little firecracker with a damn good mind for the theatre, and it has been an absolute joy training under her (or over, as the case may be... she's short). Most of the following pictures are from various Restoration rehearsals.

We have also started acting classes with Penny Cherns, improvisation classes with Stephen Jameson, and Flamenco with Zandra and Paquita. And of course, we still have the wonderful Caryll and Jane for singing, the brilliant John and Kristina for stage combat, the charming Angie for Alexander, the irreplaceable James for acting, the devoted Gilly and George for voice, and the lovely Carolina for movement. Oh, and Mark Bell. Suffice it to say, our weeks have filled up.

Here are some pictures I have accumulated over the past few weeks, for your viewing pleasure:

Restoration rehearsal

Restoration rehearsal break

Restoration rehearsal read through


James Kerr






Guys locker room



LAMDA break room

Trafalgar Sq.

Off of Trafalgar

Off of Trafalgar

Borough Market

 My drawer

Vauxhall City Farm

A nice day

Urinal in the middle of a roundabout, Vauxhall


Acrobatic Amanda


The enchanting Elodie






Restoration rehearsal
Restoration rehearsal


Restoration rehearsal

Restoration rehearsal

Kate stretching

Jeff, Tina

Restoration rehearsal

Jeff, Alex

Restoration rehearsal

Restoration Rehearsal

And for those of you who have made it this far, your reward is this: VLog #4 is in the works and should be with us shortly!

- A.