RANSOM ROYAL’S CREAM & STARCH is a performance group/social experiment. Combining amateurs and enthusiasts, friends, co-workers, friends of friends and relatives in order to create a performance that relies neither upon trained performers nor athletic feats, but is founded on the basis of the need for communal movement (belonging) and the joy of dance (participating).
TREASURE HUNT Festival of Experimental Arts at Links Hall, March 6th-8th 2009.
Ransom Royal’s Cream and Starch Rehearsal at High Concept Laboratories.
Music “Put Your Hands Up” By Benny Benassi.
Performers: Aaron Brown, Marie Casimir, Aaron Gang, Nick Ho, Stephanie Kalil, Julia Miller, Sarah Miller, Daniel Pringle
More photos of the event can be found HERE.
THE SHIP THAT SANK UP was created for my theatre arts thesis at Boston University. The project was developed over a year and half with a group of fellow seniors who wanted to further explore the corporal work of Jerzy Grotowski and vocal practices of Song of the Goat and apply them to the development of a theatrical performance.
This method of work emphasizes process over product. We trained together weekly developing a movement vocabulary that explored themes of the sea and the life that teems above, on, and below its surface.
We aspire to a work ethic that is very rigorous. We believe in the personal work of the actor-artist as a pathway to creating theatre that is alive, true, and magical. A visceral experience for the actor and audience.
The story of THE SHIP THAT SANK UP does not try to be linear. It is intended that the audience have their own personal associations with the world we create with our bodies, sounds, objects, and use of space.
The Ensemble MOVERS & QUAKER is Alexis Bloom, Felicity Doyle, Julia Miller, Dan Pringle, and David Rosenblatt.