Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday Night at the Theatre with Bill Irwin

Bill Irwin in a segment from the brilliant The Regard of Flight. I didn't get to see the original live, but have played the recorded version over and over until the tape wore out. Then I had the great luck to attend the revival of Regard during Bill Irwin's Signature Theatre season in NYC in 2003.

The Regard of Flight is a loving send-up of "New Theatre" with visual and verbal plays on the language and devices of the experimental theatre genre.

In this clip, we see his patented "hat moves" as well as examples of his "eccentric dancing" and a delightful free association segment. We also are given the perfect definition of acting: "I am performing. I am trying to be here in this space now!"

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