Waterloo Ballet

By | August 2, 2010




The following musical will be based on a general theme.


This long form starts with the accompanist getting a series of notes drawn from a box of audience suggestions (A, c#, g-major). The accompanist improviser creates a musical motif based on the random note suggestions. Using this motif the the stage improvisers create a rapid fire series of short open scenes (based on 1-2-3-4 or STEPS) for a period of 3 minutes. These short scenes may or may not be connected, but all are informed by the improvised music. After the musical and scenic montages are complete structured musical begins. There is an open scene followed by a song until a story has been sorted or the audience leaves. The main constraint is that nothing can be added beyond what came from montage of scenes. In the first Waterloo Ballet done in 1996 scripted scenes and prepared songs were alternated amongst the improvised scenes and songs.





J. Wilkinson, J. Rosen, T. Pettigrew