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Art to see and to buy

Saturday, the weather was cool and rainy and I wanted to draw so my only option was to find a museum. The Rodin Museum is in a large house near Les Invalides not far from the Eiffel Tower. The ‘hotel’ … Continue reading

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Jules Verne and a Hurricane

Today we performed our latest ‘auto-cour’, or improvisation.  The theme was L’Ouragan – or the hurricane.  For the past few week we have been learning how to move in a storm, on land and in the sea, as well as … Continue reading

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Robert Wilson comes to Paris, Russell goes to NY

Almost 2 weeks ago I caught Robert Wilson’s production of “Lulu” at the Theatre de la Ville.  Originally produced by Brecht’s theater, the Berliner Ensemble, “Lulu” played in Paris as part of the Festival Automne.  Another Wilson/ Berliner Ensemble production, … Continue reading

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Neutral Mask

It has been 2 weeks since we presented the first installment of ‘Place Jules Joffrin’.  With a cast of 35, we showed a 15 minute take on 24 hours in the life of a very busy urban plaza. It was … Continue reading

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Place Jules Joffrin

We have 2 weeks for our next ‘auto-cours’.   After the first 3 I did not think the stakes could be raised higher but they have been.  Like the first season of  good reality TV series, we have been given … Continue reading

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Un Voyage Imaginaire

On Friday we presented our 3rd piece.  We spent a week developing ideas and creating improvisations. The theme this time was an imaginary trip. If we thought the imaginary man was difficult!?! My group consisted of 2 Japanese, 1 native … Continue reading

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In a foreign language

Today we completed our second week of classes at the school.  Again, we performed a short improvisation – this time in groups of 7.  The game had been ratcheted up with a surreal addition – an invisible man.  I found … Continue reading

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Les Cours Commencent

Classes started yesterday at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq. We spent an hour or so registering and introducing ourselves – there appear to be between 60 and 70 students – most in the early 20s, a few in their thirties, and … Continue reading

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Wild Side

It is certainly cooler in Paris; rain came off and on all day.  Finally, big cumulus clouds could be seen through the Belle Epoque buildings down the grand avenues at sunset and I realized that Paris – like Dallas – … Continue reading

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French Class

The Indian summer has ended and we had cooler weather and rain today.  I think this may be the pattern for the rest for my stay.  I got lost coming back from Montparnasse and discovered the ‘upper-east-side’ of Paris looking … Continue reading

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