PERSIANS journal for Wednesday, August 27

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Invited Dress rehearsal from 8pm. We did it! Learned a lot more about our “Persians” performing in front of some 100 audience. Thank you to people who came.
 
10:02pm I saw some Getty staff were still there, huddling at the center of stage. How lucky we are! supported by amazing people.
 
 







It was a long day.
 
2p Training 
- walking on ♪Afro Celt Sound System, with gesture thinking about Exodos/Epode
- basic #3 speaking Stasimon #2 (difficult… with new vocal score)
- slow ten speaking Epode in Ancient Greek —> short open viewpoints session
 
2:30p Shelby notes on Ancient Greek (making some progress. thank you.)
3:00p Victor notes on song & text (much appreciated, too. His advice is very practical.)
 
3:30p Work notes from Anne, then went outside to check in some staging changes.
I should remember Anne’s words “Quality of openness” “Suspended moment”
 
5:30p Dinner provided by Getty.  Yum!
6:30p Company warm up.  Too many things to check in. I kept screaming in my mind, Ahhhhhhhh…
 
7:20p Half hour
8p Invited Dress
Our favorite cameraman, Craig was in the audience shooting still photos.
After the show, a company photo was shot.
There were our executive director Michelle Preston, former SITI executive director Megan Wanlass & her cute daughter Imogen, too.
 
Good night.
 
much love,
 
akiko
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