The Tribe

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Itsy Bitsy Creature, climbed up the bamboo tree…

…and that’s Terry’s goal. Our stunt coordinator is working hard to achieve this with all his students in so-called Creature School. Helena, Dorian, Daniel, Dan with their latest (local) addition Andrea visit this workshop everyday in order to not only move and act like the creatures but become one.

Every session starts with 20 minutes of listening and only listening. As Terry mentioned to me, most of us human beings lost the ability to listen without constantly thinking about things (What do I have to do? What should I be doing…?). Almost like meditating, all the guys find their corner to listen to the sounds the jungle has to offer. And believe me, it’s not easy to turn this inner voice off…

This is only one of the exercises that will help his students to go back to the state most of the animals are in. Other exercises contain the ability of being in “soft focus”. I can’t reveil too much about the creature but certain senses are very developed. Soft focus gives them the ability to listen to all their senses and not only one. Then of course there is a whole study about how they move and communicate.

Here is Dan in his “retreat” position. Today happen to be his birthday. Not a bad place to spend this day, right Dan? Everyone on the Crew wishes you a Happy Birthday! Everyone at home can post a comment if they want :-)

Daniel and Helena also double three of our cast members for stunts and besides Creature School, practicing all different kinds of tricks on wires keeps the group busy. I’ll definitely report about the stunts later.


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