Expedition Reflection

I went to Niigata for 5 days as part of the 10th grade expedition. The main activities we did was hiking and camping, which we did through day 2 to day 4. Some of the wilderness-related skills that we developed during this trip includes hiking, camping, cooking, kayaking etc. Though it was the first time for me to experience camping…

Theatre Design

My room is my relaxing area. It is where I can take time to calm down after having a long day, bad day, tiring day or just to relax. I only have basic things in my room such as my bed, desk, window and a clock. I outlined with a black marker to show the interiors. I have a lot…

Drama Journal 6 – Movement and Mood

Key Idea: In the past two weeks in drama, we focused on use of movement. Movement can be used to characterise and show the relationship between characters. It is important to adjust the movement between two or more people with distance and level of the characters and even make it symmetrical. It would be more to change the pace of…

Drama Journal 5 – Symbol

Key Idea: In last three classes of drama, we learned about symbols. Symbols can be used to create deeper meanings of setting, character or even themes. The symbol itself does not necessarily have to be used as itself, but it could develop or have different meanings as the scene goes on. It can be shown through not only props, setting…

Drama Journal 4 – Language

Key Idea: In two classes of drama, we learned about language. Language can have a big impact in theatre from using effectively by changing the tone and the type of words that they use. It can show the personality and also the relationship between characters. By adjusting the language use, the actors can create tension in scene and grab the…

Drama Journal 3 – Focus and Place/Space/Blocking

Key Idea: This week in drama, we learned about focus, place, space and blocking. During a performance, it is very important that there is a focus on character(s) or object(s) to grab the audience’s attention, since every scene has to have one or more change in something whether it’s good or bad. The places on stage can help the audience…

Drama Journal 2 – Tension

Key Idea: In the last two weeks of theatre, we learned about tension. Tension is an important element in theatre, because it keeps the audience’s attention and their interest. There are four major parts to tension, and one of them is surprise. Surprise tension could be either expected, which is when the audience can predict the upcoming scene or unexpected,…

Drama Journal 1 – Human Context

Key Idea: In my first few classes in drama, we started to learn about human context, which includes character, roles, motivation, status, attitude and relationships. In this journal, I would like to write about relationships. Relationships can vary in many ways from family, friends, love to enemies and mentorship. However, those relationships can develop and change after having an event,…

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