Luanne’s ultimate goal was to enhance her storytelling (i.e. directing) techniques through active physicalization and create empathetic ways of working with diverse populations.”All theatre is physical in some manner,” she writes. “The word theatre itself can often be seen as a verb. A series of actions big and small that transport us to new worlds of geographical, emotional and personal experiences. The four companies that welcomed me to their worlds have the ability to take this work far beyond the most imaginative realm. They were unafraid to venture beyond the tried and true, physicalizing daring ideas instead of just talking about them. Therein lies the greatest lesson of my travels: Fearlessness. The courage to try the truly impossible. Without a backwards glance, these artists are in a constant state of walking a high wire, metaphorical or real. I have learned that it is not the tale, but he who tells it.”
Luanne worked with Axis Dance Company in Oakland, CA; Tandy Beale of the New Pickle Circus; Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas; and the Dell’Arte Company and School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, CA.
Where she is now and how the Observership has affected her career: