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Cindy Tonkin July 14, 2016
Words of wisdom 1

Words of wisdom 1

Nandi from Hungary: If my leg starts I have to follow (when editing a scene).    

Cindy Tonkin June 23, 2016
When do we edit: and tension

When do we edit: and tension

The editing dilemma. Scene is like a roller coaster. We see the car climbing the first Hill. Sometimes we edit before the  car gets to rush down the hill. This…

Cindy Tonkin June 22, 2016
French huh?

French huh?

The kind of edit where you don’t sweep, just stay a new scene elsewhere on stage is called a French edit. Who knew?

Cindy Tonkin June 8, 2014
Musical Improv Games

Musical Improv Games

some of my English buddies have pulled together all of the musical improv games in a single page.

Cindy Tonkin August 14, 2011
Day 2.5 with Miles

Day 2.5 with Miles

I spent some time last night putting together a flowchart for identifying what kind of scene you are playing, because it’s quite a simple decision-making process…

Cindy Tonkin August 8, 2011
More harold

More harold

week 4, days 2 and 3 i think. stick with the first offer: if your opening leads you to mermaid world, then come back to mermaid world and explore more (not the same…

Cindy Tonkin July 28, 2011
plenty of time

plenty of time

day 2, week 3, with barry hite long form improv operates on entropy. if it starts zany it doesn’t get calmer: but if it starts calm and grounded it can get…

Cindy Tonkin July 17, 2011
advanced scene analysis: beginnings, middles, ends

advanced scene analysis: beginnings, middles, ends

did a great workshop today with lisa linke. she was clear, prepared, had plenty of examples and her training was well-structured. this was additional to the iO 5…

Cindy Tonkin July 14, 2011
Day 2: musical hotspot, invocation, tag outs

Day 2: musical hotspot, invocation, tag outs

Day 2 started with musical hot spots, which we then used as an opening for a Harold (we just did 3 or 4 scenes from the opening). So simple, and quite cool. The…

Cindy Tonkin July 4, 2011
wrapping it all up

wrapping it all up

this is the last of the second city musical improv posts. in a week or so I’ll start up at iO, so i got a week of no improv posts. A bucket of umbrellas at…

Cindy Tonkin July 1, 2011
rhyming and singing and such

rhyming and singing and such

This was Wednesday’s class.i have dispensed with capital letters because the shift key is in the annoying place on my mini’s keyboard. you can invent…

Cindy Tonkin August 15, 2008
Faith and Group games

Faith and Group games

I just love that the Faith Tabernacle Church is right next to an ihop, which is a diner chain. This afternoon was more group games. Group games are filled with anxiety…

Cindy Tonkin August 7, 2008
Here we go a Harolding

Here we go a Harolding

This is one of my favourite photos to do – reflections in buildings (actually reflections in anything – tea pots, lamp posts, sunglasses). It was taken…

Cindy Tonkin August 5, 2008
Afternoon with Jet

Afternoon with Jet

Afternoon with Jet was just as fun as morning. Cool warm up – 3 parts to it: 1. in a circle, everybody slaps their legs in rhythm and says “kunja kunja”.…

Cindy Tonkin August 5, 2008
Jet 2

Jet 2

Here are some of Jet’s pearls of wisdom from this morning: – 3 elements to a scene – point of view, environment and partnering – Mistakes…

Cindy Tonkin August 1, 2008
Leprecan

Leprecan

Leprecan, a brand of portable loos! This morning we were asked to create our own warm up. We basically improvised a physical floor slapping warm up which transformed…