Look what happens when you do a Google Video search for “Stage Combat Colorado.” Who do you think shows up top of the list? Yup, that’s right, the MSCD Stage Combat Club podcast. And you only have to scroll down a little way to see the D&D Day one. Nice.
It’s time to dig into the movement image archives…hmmmm what do we have here? Ah!
I know a sledgehammer isn’t the first weapon one thinks of when one thinks of a ninja, but a sometime-member of the Stage Combat Club (Aaron) had this realistic-looking-yet-light-plastic version that was as delightful as a rubber chicken. So a ninja will use any weapon at hand. Image: Aaron begging for mercy, Jenn as ninja bringing the hammer down. From MSCD Stage Combat Club 2009. Doesn’t it make you want to join?
Kinda like dark chocolate. Continuing in the Alice-in-Wonderland-is-haunting-Jenn vein, here’s a picture of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. Apparently Burton’s upcoming Alice will be in 3-D, and, well, if you’ve seen any of his flicks you’ll be happy to hear the pithy puzzling weirdness of Lewis Carroll’s world will marry well with Burton’s Goth-like celebrations. Here’s an article from the LA Times from a while back where Burton discusses Alice. My favorite quote:
This YouTube clip surfaced once in Children’s Lit—during the Student Presentation, one student was taken by this and shared it with the class. This week was Alice in Wonderland week again in Children’s Lit, as well as rehearsal week for the cast of Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast. I guess this amazing piece of literature is weighing on my mind, this creative music video in particular. Enjoy, lovely lurkers. ~Jenn
Event info: Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast
What: a theatrical piece based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by last semester’s Theatre Ensemble class
When: Sat., May 2, 2009 at 2:30 pm
Where: ARTS 271 on the Auraria Campus
$: none. Canned food donation requested.
Image is Arthur Rackham’s interpretation of the Caucus Race. Jenn pirated it from somewhere or other.
How to begin, how to choose from so many great pictures? Friday’s belt test at the Boulder Quest Center was 1) enormous, and 2) exciting as all get-out. Remember recently when I wrote about what must have been the biggest test ever? Yeah, no. This one was huge! Highlights from the evening included:
- a million billion White/Yellow students getting promoted. Earth Power!
- So nice to see Ian and the Santa Fe (wait, is that where they live?) crew back again. Those guys are so good to work with, and we’re all glad Ian will be local soon!
- Kim’s demo went very well, with Bonzuko’s own Jenn as uke. Ukemi extraordinaire!
- Back-to-back free response! This was Jenn’s favorite part!
Images from the event: Jenn kneeling on a guy’s kidney (Ian, we think) and Kim facilitating Jenn’s air break fall. A fun time was had by all.
The next podcast the MSCD Stage Combat Club is concocting will be focused on jumps, falls, and rolls. We took a bunch of footage today for said podcast, and one clip in particular continues to make me chortle out loud. I’m not even sure why I find it hilarious, I just do. I hereby share this clip with you, lovely lurkers: I hope you get a laugh from it as I do. Oh, there is one barely-audible mild swear word which may be NSFW or little ones. ~Jenn
Wednesday the MSCD Stage Combat club had an electrical connection and a TV playing some old performances from past classes and events. And Lego ninjas. When are they not appropriate table dressing? Before you answer that, know that Team Bonzuko had Lego pirates and ninjas adorning their wedding cake. Here are a couple images from Wednesday: the view of the Spring Fling Scene from the table, and the Legos. Apparently they are susceptible to wind, says Nick. I guess they don’t have green belts yet?