The mime show was...weird. It was inspired by Muhammed Ali and his battle with Parkinson's. The single, female performer seemed to have control over every individual muscle in her overly-toned body. Her choreography was exhausting to watch, a barrage of moves drawn both abstractly and explicitly from boxing. The performance was accompanied by strange, live, Czech music. It was extremely loud and did envelop my senses in a hypnotic way, but it overall was an uncomfortable 45 minutes. I dare you to take a look at this 2 minute video preview: http://vimeo.com/60948021.
We felt dumb for wasting our morning/afternoon yesterday, so we made specific plans for today. Bridgette and I are way better at accomplishing our touring goals with a plan made ahead of time. This morning (morning! Like, before noon!), we took the Tube to South Kensington. We toured the Victoria and Albert Museum for a while. That is probably the largest museum I have ever been in. Their collections are diverse and interesting! We really enjoyed the theatre and performance galleries and the jewelry. Photos of my favorites below:
Miscellaneous Subway Adventures
Them: Oh! So if we go to the cinema or the theatre in a few years, will we see you there
Us: Maybe, but probably not in Britain
Them: Ok, well, will you sign something for us in case you get famous?
Cue us rapidly trying to think of aliases to write down for these strangers and then being saved by the train arriving at our transfer station.
Our next train was full of a group of tipsy men, one of whom kept attempting to pole dance on the subway poles. As you can see, I have had some really meaningful cultural experiences here in Londontown.
Rehearsals start tomorrow for our first show, Agamemnon - YAY!!!