The things I learned and did which were very interesting and new are, to story-tell and draw pictures like how people drew in India, long time ago. It was interesting because I didn't know how intricate it is to imitate a historical drawing, it was like preserving history for me. Also the things I created for my project are numerous. Some are my necklace, hat and picture book. The most challenging was the picture book, since I had to modify my picture to suite story and the technique. The hat was also challenging since I had to make into a double edge, rather than just one. What makes a good project is research, validation, implementation and performance. In this project I did all 4 of these. I researched what costume a Mankha Vidha (chosen technique) storyteller and a NTT person wears. Then I validated it by looking at many pictures and websites of Mankha Vidha (or Chitrakathi) and NTT clothing. Then I implemented it by combining both costumes and making it. Finally I performed using the props and clothing, which was almost like a real Mankha Vidha performer. I showed the IB profile is open-minded since I listened to many other people's suggestions and inputs, then changed my ideas and props according to them.
In this subject I learned about the big topic, characterization. In the process, I demonstrated lots of breathing exercises and acting for practice. In the beginning I acted in the Robin Hood play as Giles Carson, for a practice. Finally, I acted the two-actor play (named A Doll's Life) which is what the score below is based on. My partner was Reza and we cooperated well to make this play exquisite. During the performance, there was some times where I showed little expression and medium volume which lowered my performance grade. But for my reflection and personal engagement grade, I got a 7 and 8 out of 8 respectively. Next time I should improve by being more of the character I am acting rather than the real me, to make the play more life-like. This subject implies to the IB Context Globalization and Sustainability, because I explored interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities (which is that people in the past interconnected each other with the form of stories and other entertainment, namely plays). Secondly, the opportunities and tensions provided by world-interconnectedness (which was that plays and acting gave opportunities to the movies industry which encouraged actors, but this made people focus more on plays/entertainment than their actual job). Finally, this had an impact of decision-making on humankind and the environment (because plays were stories that attached stronger than speeches which affected human decision-making). My teacher's comment is, "I have to be more expressive in my performance and show goo characterization."