Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Warming up on stage...
My brother Andrew took this picture a year ago or almost at the TNM in Montreal, when we went to see a brilliant stage adaptation of Moby Dick. Of course we could not take pictures as the play was performed, but the cast did their warming up exercises on stage, in front of the audience that was coming. We could see them bonding as well as getting in shape for what was a very physical performance. It was a way to maintain team spirit and also to develop a connection with the audience. It reminded me of my own experience as an actor. It also actually reminded me of some of the warming up exercises we do in Krav Maga. Funny how two different disciplines, from two different walks of life, can share such similarities. Maybe practicing the Israeli self-defense system makes me a better actor and I have not been able to use it for the stage. Or maybe I am just seeing similarities when there are none. I haven't been acting in a long while and I miss it tremendously. Watching the actors like this before the play, I felt a pang of envy.