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Baddest gangsta

Baddest gangsta

This warm up came from Bridie Connell, and she got it from her English teacher as a kid in NZ. It’s a rap: Group: Who’s the baddest gangsta (whoot, whoot), I’m…

Cindy Tonkin September 7, 2016
Warm ups to use with caution

Warm ups to use with caution

These are two politically incorrect warm ups. 1. I’m sorry, i didn’t know that was your dick Mime warm up that also shows tension makes comedy. Mime…

Cindy Tonkin August 18, 2016
3 things warm up

3 things warm up

This warm up is fun because it takes you on tiny journeys. A: I want (lists three things) B: I want (takes last one from the last thing, and goes somewhere else…

Cindy Tonkin July 1, 2016

Pass the energy warm up

So you already know zip zap zop or pass the clap or any number of energy moving around the circle games. Here is a combo one demonstrated by Julie Cotton.So play…

Cindy Tonkin June 26, 2016

Foot warm up (and other things)

Here’s a cool, rhythmic, physical warm up. Julie Cotton (from the US) and Emmy (from Vancouver Island, Canada) showing you what to do. Here are the literal…

Cindy Tonkin June 26, 2016
Handy warm up

Handy warm up

You have 3 options. 1. Both hands up (bent at the elbows) 2. Both arms pointed to your left 3. Both arms pointed to your right Stand with a partner. Count 1 2 3…

Cindy Tonkin June 22, 2016

Warm-up with body percussion

Ola from Poland taught us this. she learnt it from a a south American body percussionist improviser. Here’s Emmy from Vancouver Island and ola and Antony…

Cindy Tonkin June 22, 2016

Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves (in polish)

This is Ola from Poland, singing the Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves for the warm up I describe below. How it works: everyone in the circle sings this song (you could…

Cindy Tonkin June 20, 2016
Beer Shark Mice, Monoscene, Shotgun

Beer Shark Mice, Monoscene, Shotgun

Day 3 and following is all about forms Principles Pay attention to convenience: what if the table you need to put your pen on isn’t just next to you but a…

Cindy Tonkin June 19, 2016
Advanced intensive playing around

Advanced intensive playing around

The advanced summer intensive at iO is new this year. A little over 40 people, most of whom seem to have done their intensive last year, are here to play. My class…

Cindy Tonkin June 13, 2016
Get an attitude

Get an attitude

Day 2 of week 2. warm ups: circle of doom stage 2. from yesterday: the sign and the sound with your name (cindy – swoosh with a hand gesture); say your own…

Cindy Tonkin July 22, 2011
three person scenes, deconstruction and rhyming

three person scenes, deconstruction and rhyming

warm ups Santa Monica Pier in LA i think i blogged this warm up yesterday, but now i have it’s name. It’s called bad rap. set a topic for the rap if…

Cindy Tonkin July 4, 2011
Musical Improv - emotional stories

Musical Improv - emotional stories

Yay, Day 1 of Musical Improv at Second City Chicago, level 1. Taken in the Loop, DowntownChicago, just around the cornerfrom where I’m staying. Buttaken in…

Cindy Tonkin June 28, 2011
Elevator

Elevator

Here’s the elevator at my favourite hotel. It’s the old fashioned kind with a cage and a door on a hinge. I can see why they have so much fun with them…

Cindy Tonkin August 14, 2008
My Life as a Hotel

My Life as a Hotel

Here is the entrance to my hotel. I love it. Breakfast bagels were a little stale, tomorrow I’ll try the croissants. Warm up games: Do you like your neighbour:…

Cindy Tonkin August 13, 2008
Afternoon with Jason

Afternoon with Jason

This is a photo of the “corn cob” building in downtown Chicago. It’s an architectural revolution because it has parking on the bottom floors, then…

Cindy Tonkin August 12, 2008
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