DEAR, DEAR DEAR VOLUNTEER PERFORMANCE ARTISTS of DAD ART;
WHAT: DAD ART, A 3 HOUR MEDITATION ON LIFE, DEATH AND LOVE
WHEN: DECEMBER 5
WHERE: CHAPEL ALBANY
PRESENTED BY: RPI MUSIC DEPT
( CHOIR LEADER)
( LISTENER) CAN BE 3 .IF U HAVE A "THERAPY" ANIMAL THAT WD BE GOOD YOU CAN BRING THEM
( SECRETARY TO DEATH)
( WATER HEALER)
COSTUMES: Please look at the You Tube ADDICTED TO LOVE for heavy make up look and slicked nice hair and black clothes. Because this is a performance about death, I like the clothes to be all black and like a funeral director-look. Hair needs to be real slick and I love love love nice wigs. Heavy lipstick . And heavy eye make up. Sunglasses.
HOW: Walk in one at a time slowly. Go to standing mic. " My name is...…………. I pay my iPhone bill by...(nice place to quickly mention day "job" …………………. Tonight I will ……………. Please join me. Then go to your "station." Take off sunglasses there. Store under chair?
MC: You keep it all rolling along. Every 12 minutes you blow a whistle and that indicates tech turns on cd or mp3 to the song I sing along to. MC also announces people can go to the different "stations" and interact with listener/water/secretary to death. MC invites people to mic to talk about death or mention person who has died. etc.
ANGEL: Watch the enclosed video; You bless/accompany people to the stage/ stand in back of me while I sing if you wish and help me with blessing as I sing. I will bring wings for you. You dress angelically in all white or gold. We can talk on phone and please send me an image of ur costume before the performance. Wear sunglasses and great hair with maybe a flower crown.
MC: Paul... you will keep sunglasses on. Encourage people to come to mic and tell their stories of death or mention the names of those who have died. You can have a hat on if u wish. I will bring my whistle for you. Every 12 minutes you blow it to indicate to the tech person to play the cd that accompanies my singing. you and the angel and the secretary to death lead us to the front of the gallery at the end so we can burn the letters to death. If you want to check the hat with me that would be good. Send photos.
CHOIR LEADER: At the end of my song, we all sing SONGS TO THE GLANDS. As choir leader, as you come out in the beginning, you rehearse the audience with the GLAND SONG. There are 7 songs that happen after I sing the "standard" . You come next to me as I sing my song and you also come in front of me and direct the audience to sing along the gland song. Go to the video INTERACIONARAMA by Linda Mary Montano to get a taste of this. Also go to my video : 7 SONGS FOR 7 GLANDS to see the 7 songs that I will sing... You can rehearse before hand by watching that video. Also if you wish, hold up signs that you make before hand that say:
Use the numbers next to the words for your referencing and also so audience can see this mapping of the glands.
You can show me the signs before by sending me an image. Nothing fancy. Can be on cardboard/ printed out/ paper/etc. easy, easy,easy.
LISTENERS: You come out with sunglasses on, say your words, make sure you invite people to come to your station and I think that Zack might have a therapy animal. You can invite people to come who have lost pets. Please make sure that Defribulator has 2 chairs for each of you. You sit and then person sits across from you. Take off sunglasses when you are with people. So there are 2 of you and we need 4 chairs. Make sure that Angeliki and Joseph know that and confirm with you before that they have 4 chairs, or you might bring your own fold up chairs????
SECRETARY TO DEATH: You need a table and 2 chairs. Please confirm with Angeliki and Joseph that you have a table and 2 more chairs for the Secretary. When you come out and introduce yourself, make sure you invite people to come and see you I.E. " Please come to my station and dictate a letter to death to me . I will write your words and after the performance we will burn all of our letters." I will bring paper or you can collect paper that can be "recycled" by you. You will need a pen or pencil or writing instruments plus if you want to bring your own paper. Please let me know what you want to do abt paper. That way I will not bring any. It can be one long piece of paper. Or you can collect
paper at offices that can be recycled, etc. Let me know about this.
DANCER: Your costume can be a little different although can be black. But can look dance-like. Please take photos and send to me so we can make this decision online. You bring your phone with earphone. With one song on it that you like to dance to. You invite people to come and dance THE DANCE OF LIFE with you. Make sure you say DANCE OF LIFE. Put the ear phone in their ear so you can both hear the song. Make it very very very romantic and loving dance and loving romantic music. Maybe from the 40's .
WATER HEALER: You need a table and 2 chairs. You and I will discuss before the way you will use water to heal members of the audience. In your introduction, please say, "Feel free to come to my station for a water healing." Or something like that. I use the word station to reference the 14 STATIONS OF THE CROSS.
NEED: PHYSICAL OBJECTS AND TECH
1 overhead mic for MC
1 standing mic for me with reverb
1 mic for CHOIR DIRECTOR also used for audience to come to mention their friends who have died.
TOTAL 3 MICS
VIDEOS: 1 during the performance DAD ART VERSION 2.
PLAY AN MP3 OR CD of music for me every 12 minutes. This is very important that the 7 songs are played at the right time. A bit tricky and needs a tech person that knows how to do this so that the right song comes on for me to sing. Issues: volume and make sure every 12 minutes the correct song is played.
PLAY ILL FLY AWAY FROM COMPUTER YOU TUBE....
Have this downloaded before and play at correct volume at the end.
you can have the room set up with the 2 tables and all the chairs, I will send a photos of that . Lighting is fabulous and wonderful and on as many of the stations as possible. especially the one where audience comes up to that mic.
MASS is 5:15, probably until 630 so we should be there either before the Mass and rehearse and definitely do the tech...and then be ready to have the performance at when????? 8pm????? 730???? what do u think??
REHEARSE WITH ME ONLINE AS EMAIL AND ON PHONE. THE REST WE DEPEND ON THE HOLY SPIRIT. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AFTER THE PERFORMANCE/BURING THE LETTERS TO DEATH
Joseph will lead us to burn the letters as to how and where. We march out of the performance space SLOWLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY to the you tube I'LL FLY AWAY.