Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The SAD side of the coin:
After several months of lackadaisical blogging on my party for thefifthdayofmay, I've decided to put a firm hold on my commitment here.
Despite it being a small outlet for my thoughts with a small, but generously loving audience, I am finding myself over-committed in all of my endeavors and struggling to post here. To top it off, I am harboring personal guilt for not writing here. Between the cafe project in L.A., personal assisting in NY, scene study class & my acting career, Meryl & Marina, I am already struggling to carve out room for other pleasures - theater, cooking, adventures, movies, reading. It's a catch 22--when I'm not out experiencing the world, I have little to write about, and when I am, I have no time to write about it. So, for now--a hold. I'm largely sad to give up maintaining this online history of my endeavors over the last three and a half years. I think I'm going to still keep it up, so I can refresh my memory as often as I want.
the BRIGHT side of the coin:
I'm going to be blogging regularly at www.MerylandMarina.com. It's going to be much easier for me to focus my energy into one project. The content will not change - I promise to post just as many old family photos, cooking demos, and nonsense. At least until Meryl learns to post and forcibly stops me. It's going to be a good thing. I'll be blogging way more than I am now. I hope we're all OK with this. I hope that I'm OK with this.
I'll occasionally guest blog at paperorplastikcafe.tumblr.com, so check it out.
And maybe, just maybe, I'll do some secret sneak attacks here. I just can't stay good-bye.
Monday, October 4, 2010
I'm not interested in how people move but in what moves them." - Pina Bausch
Watch the Vollmond (Full Moon) trailer on BAM's website.
For my birthday, I was clever enough to ask for a gift membership to BAM. This would allow me the opportunity to immerse myself in New York's creative offerings and persuade me to go commit to attending them.
This idea was ripe with possibility and has proved itself endlessly valuable. I am reaping the benefits of New York in the autumn, with new seasons abound at nearly every creative institution in the city.
When I caught an invite to the opening night of the Next Wave Festival at BAM, which was a performance of the late Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal doing Vollmond (Full Moon), along with an invite to the after reception, I couldn't resist.
I invited my friend Meryl (of Meryl & Marina) and on the eve of our largest artistic endeavor yet, that being the premiere of our first short film "Secret Garden", we soaked up the multidisciplinary and celebratory revelry that was "Vollmond". Followed by some wine and Germanic-themed braised cabbage & spaetzle, we had the loveliest of times. Even better, we spotted Juliette Binoche, a.k.a. my favorite actress of all time, standing in line, looking around for an entrance as frantically as we were.
The fun continues tomorrow! I'm seeing The Deer House!