Important Disclaimer: I do not endorse (or recommend) Komunitas Salihara’s Stanislavski class, please read my post here: https://miadjojowasito.com/2016/11/14/important-disclaimer-maria-djojowasito-does-not-endorse-the-stanislavski-class-at-komunitas-salihara/

I do not want my name associated with this community in any capacity and wish to distance myself from Komunitas Salihara and the Stanislavski class. This is not an acting class, this was run like a pay-to-play programme misleadingly marketed as a ‘class’, which was run in a disability-unfriendly environment that is not safe for women:

 

Sexual harassment at Komunitas Salihara (2016)
Sexual harassment at Komunitas Salihara (2016)

 

 

Courage, Roi Lear...
Courage, Roi Lear…

This week’s theme: Sherlock & Ballerinas! 🎀 #MiaTheBallerinaREBORN

This is one of my all-time favourite looks: A layer of snow globe glitters over a sheer/translucent/milky-jelly ballerina pink (it's probably my favourite or second favourite along with my mermaid look). The pink one is from @OPI_Products in "You Callin' Me a Lyre?" (NL T51) from their @NYCBallet Collection and the glitter is @ChinaGlazeOfficial in "Snow Globe" (842). I know it's supposed to be a wintery Christmasy thing (and not Shakespearean) but still… I remember 2012 was an awesome year nail polish-wise, OPI came out with the NYC Ballet Collection (spring) and then @007 #Skyfall (autumn) that year… This look is actually inspired by another look inspired by a Saint-Tropez video tutorial I saw online (which is very gezellig despite all the sun in it—you can look up "Saint-Tropez facile nail art" if you're interested because I credit where credit is due). One of my new year's resolutions this year is to buy less nail polish (I love them so much, I actually own one of those jewellers' lighted loupes to look at glitters! LMAO) but I think I'll allow myself one from their @Pantone thingy… Just one. One. Promise. Anyway, I've just signed up for something super exciting OMG (I'll tell on March 2, 2016) and I wrote a ballet concept for rainy #ChillaxThursday: http://miadjojowasito.tumblr.com/post/139901761933/february-2425-2016-javanese-downton-abbey-the 🎀 #MiaTheBallerinaREBORN #DemiSteadyHands #NailPolish #243TypesOfNailPolish #JavaneseDowntonAbbey #❄️

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This week, no dick drawings to help get the class blog blocked by the Indonesian government... Just this one is sufficient!
This week, no dick drawings to help get the class blog blocked by the Indonesian government… Just this one is sufficient!
Page One: C'est secret...
Page One: C’est secret…
How I plan on blending in with the knights while still distinguishing myself as a princess in Scene 5!
How I plan on blending in with the knights while still distinguishing myself as a princess in Scene 5!
Une "catwalk strut", you say? FFS.
Une “catwalk strut”, you say? FFS.
Jawaban ujian pelajaran perkebintangan minggu ini...
Jawaban ujian pelajaran Perkebintangan minggu ini…

Bahkan rencananya, to prove how much want to act/dance and I’m not just doing it to be a ‘star’, I won’t be promoting this play on Twitter and I will not invite anyone I know (so I will be playing for the sake of the art, the art itself, even without anyone I know watching). Nggak cuma pengen tampil… Besides, this is an acting class and not pay-to-play, so I’m just going to study.

—February 27, 2016 @ 23:19


February 28, 2016 @ 11:58 Update:

Raden Mas Edgar and Raden Edmund bicker endlessly... But who managed to stay alive by the end of the play, hm? The Three Witches said I would play the non-verbal one!
Raden Mas Edgar and Raden Edmund bicker endlessly… But who managed to stay alive by the end of the play, hm? The Three Witches said I would play the non-verbal one!
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Page Two
They installed sandpaper carpet in the dance studio (as if the Cold War concrete stage floor wasn't bad enough). Sure, black sandpaper sure looks dark and aesthetically cool and all, and it's so pretty I'd like to take them home to gift to my parents, but they burn my toes... So I will either wear socks or soft shoes—I've been paranoid about tripping on sockets anyway. Waits for someone to use the opportunity to snark me for wearing them in class in 3, 2, 1...
They installed sandpaper carpet in the dance studio (as if the Cold War concrete stage floor wasn’t bad enough). Sure, black sandpaper sure looks dark and aesthetically cool and all, and it’s so pretty I’d like to take them home to gift to my parents, but they burn my toes… So I will either wear socks or soft shoes—I’ve been paranoid about tripping on sockets anyway. Waits for someone to use the opportunity to snark me for wearing them in class in 3, 2, 1…

 


 February 28, 2016 @ 22:31 Update:

Double Standards: Remember when I did my ballet-inspired Cordelia death scene? And some of the classmates acted like they were more sophisticated and 'high-brow' than me, then proceeded to gang up against me because they thought I didn't deserve the role because I'm "not a dancer" and wore pretentious dance quote t-shirts to class? If they knew anything about dance—no matter how rusty I am and how stiff I was that day—they would have understood that was ballet-inspired. They treated me like a public enemy because they didn't understand ballet/what I was doing... Because they're sooo sophisticated like that and they won't let me forget it. Now all of the sudden, I don't understand volleyball and I get crap for it (complete with certain mean-spirited classmates laughing in the background). I yelled the f-word in class today. MDR.
Double Standards: Remember when I did my ballet-inspired Cordelia death scene? And some of the classmates acted like they were more sophisticated and ‘high-brow’ than me, then proceeded to gang up against me because they thought I didn’t deserve the role because I’m “not a dancer” and wore pretentious dance quote t-shirts to class? If they knew anything about dance—no matter how rusty I am and how stiff I was that day—they would have understood that was ballet-inspired. They treated me like a public enemy because they didn’t understand ballet/what I was doing… Because they’re sooo sophisticated like that and they won’t let me forget it. Now all of the sudden, I don’t understand volleyball and I get crap for it (complete with certain mean-spirited classmates laughing in the background). I yelled the f-word in class today. MDR.

Aku nggak ngeh orang lagi jadi selang aja jawabnya pake nyolot. Ck, ck, ck… Nggak boleh salah aku di kelas ini. Uwaoh. Minggu depan, latihannya aku yang nentuin, aku sebut posisi balet, terus kalo pada nggak paham, aku bentak-bentak kayak tadi.

Sekalian jadiin ajang wisata kuliner aja... Daripada cuma makan ati udah jauh-jauh ke marih...
Sekalian jadiin ajang wisata kuliner aja… Daripada cuma makan ati udah jauh-jauh ke marih…
Oh, and by the way, I threw in a cute little detail about my soto-eating habits because I'm sure this will be of interest to some pseudo-intellectual wannabe high-brow journalist out there (they love these insights—I'm fine with sharing insights as long as they don't get stolen only to be given to another actress).
Oh, and by the way, I threw in a cute little detail about my soto-eating habits because I’m sure this will be of interest to some pseudo-intellectual wannabe high-brow journalist out there (they love these insights—I’m fine with sharing insights as long as they don’t get stolen only to be given to another actress).
Look, Lemon! I can haz giant toff stick!
Look, Lemon! I can haz giant toff stick!
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Page Three

I am very happy with my progress on the forest scene today (finally, it doesn’t feel so random and the ballet miming is starting to take shape). Next week should be even better… I absolutely love how the knights’ fighting voices and the battle noises are my new dance music. I use them as beats! Aaaah! I wasn’t expecting that to happen, but it works! I am so excited about dancing in the forest behind that battle scene.

Teacher wants me to face the audience at the end of the foetal dance… (Nggak papa, sih… Aku cuma khawatir nanti aura bintang aku nyembur ke penonton dan para jelata bakalan nggak kuat menghadapinya.)

And don’t worry, I have something nasty to say about everyone… Semua kebagian, kok. I just don’t say it out loud because I don’t believe in mean-spiritedly hurting people’s feeling just for the sake of it. But if you want to know what I really think of you, just come and provoke me.

You know why there are so many mirrors in the dance studio? They’re there so you can see yourselves before you insult other people’s appearances and the way I look.


 

Bibliography

  1. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9140.Technical_Manual_and_Dictionary_of_Classical_Ballet
  2. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16050654-bokis?from_search=true&search_version=service
Last updated: February 28, 2016 @ 23:11
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