Discover more from Acting Class Daily
Moments of Magic
Week Twenty Three: Pas De Deux
Happy Thursday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily. Today we’re personalizing the work with a themed knicknack from this week’s class, a formative moment of magic … and, most importantly, Bauer’s chance to say hello.
Pas De Deux (The Phantom Lady - 2011)
When I think of actors with powerful Motivation Muscles, my mind turns to The Phantom Lady. The vision of the piece asked our actors to learn ballet (!) and infuse it into their physical vocabulary as they brought to life this classical, Spanish comedy.
Boom. They just went for it.
No matter what I threw their way. To them it was always “Game On!”
Here’s a taped dress rehearsal capturing the immense vocal, physical, and emotional colors they were asked to explore. We played off music from The Nutcracker including the pas de deux which fed the big reveal of the Phantom Lady in our play.