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Laure Porché (Performer/Translator)
Paris, France, going to New York City.
Actress, dancer, singer, translator for Hachette Publishing Children/YA Branch. Currently in the process of fulfilling all her childhood dreams.
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By Laure Porché So, I was going to write a whole post about how sometimes you have to stop doing things you love because they're bad for you, but I feel that you're all better off without my musings. And once again, I am writing this with time holding a knife at my neck, so it's not really the best position to go in depth into any subject. Instead, I've got a discovery for you! My dad and brother being here from France to see that I settle easily, we tend to spend a lot of time wandering the city... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at Crazytown
I always say: can you imagine if Sorkin wrote Smash??? It would become a show about making meaningful theater in the age of movie adaptations ... How I long for such a show!!!
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By Laure Porché For the last installment of my French Art series, let me talk to you about a friend of mine. I had the chance to work with several photographers over the last few years: never have one captured so well the images I had in mind that my friend, Gilles Alonso. He's got an extraordinary eye for location, and his portraits of women always have a special feel to them, reflecting the person he's photographing. Find some of my favorite pictures of his below (click on the images to view them bigger). For more, visit his website. LAURE... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at Crazytown
Thank you Leah! It's been hectic but wonderful! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2012 on THIS SHOULD TAKE SOME TIME... at Crazytown
Love you! ;)
By Laure Porché Soooooooooooooo.... here I am, on Friday, with no blog post in sight. I have some excuse, as the past week has mainly been occupied by moving from freakin' France to overwhelming NYC. I toyed with the idea of falling back on my already planned French Art 4th installment, but it would upset the symmetry of things. So, in an effort to entertain you anyway, here are 15 of my favorite theater related videos! Enjoy! LAURE PORCHE is a former dancer, now a translator for the Children/YA branch of Hachette Publishing. In addition, she wrote the texts for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at Crazytown
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By Laure Porche So, alternating between photography and illustration, here's the third installment of my French Art series. This time I would like to introduce you to the work of Anne Romby. Anne illustrates classic fairy tales by using an unusual technique that mixes paint and leaf skeletons... You can find her books on Amazon, either in Spanish or in French (you most likely already know these stories anyway). In the meantime, here are some of my favs from her. LAURE PORCHÉ is a former dancer, now a translator for the Children/YA branch of Hachette Publishing. In addition, she wrote... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Crazytown
You and me both!
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2012 on ART VS. SCIENCE, THE PERSONAL EDITION at Crazytown
Oh and by the way, I'll be in NYC from next Monday, and I'd love to come and see you onstage. Let me know via Facebook where and when? Best!
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2012 on WELCOME TO FAHRBOT TOWN at Crazytown
Well, if I can sell this show to even one person, I'm happy! Good luck with it (it can be really confusing and downright crazy at times!) and let me know if you like it! :) Enjoy!!! :) Ps: the link I put on that quote you mentionned is to a very good docu/interview where some of the writers and producers talk about their vision for the show... very interesting!
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2012 on WELCOME TO FAHRBOT TOWN at Crazytown
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Aug 6, 2012
This article made me think of this chinese med school I've heard about (and can't find on Google, so maybe it is a myth) whose students were all violonists (it was one of the requirements to be accepted).... The surgeons who came out of it were the best in the country.
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2012 on ART VS. SCIENCE, THE PERSONAL EDITION at Crazytown
This is sooo awesome! But the reaction of Turquoise Tunique worries me: if artists and people who could actually vote really think that "politics don't matter", America (and the world) will find themselves in deep s**t come december... :(
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2012 on BIRTH CONTROL GOES BOLLYWOOD at Crazytown
It's up! :) http://www.crazytownblog.com/crazytown/2012/08/welcome-to-fahrbot-town.html
I so feel you right now! I'm moving to New York (from Paris!) in a week to attend Circle in the Square Theater School at 30 y.o... and my packing list is pretty much the same as yours! Good luck to you! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2012 on SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW? at Crazytown
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There is only one show in which you can find liberated females, puppets having sex, and aliens farting helium. By Laure Porché (Translator/Actress/Geek in chief) As I was reading Leah's great post the other day, it occurred to me that her point was not complete without mentioning one of the most feminists sci-fi shows I've ever seen: Farscape. I know I've spoken of my love for it in a previous post, but let's dive deeper, shall we? I myself waited 30 years to watch this show, having vowed that I NEVER would after a glimpse of make up and puppets... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at Crazytown
Yeah, I get it... but as a French, I felt I had to stick up for them a little lol!
Have you tried Farscape? Apart from being the most batshit crazy show I've ever watched, it has so many great female characters and one of my fav characters ever, Aeryn Sun. But warning, it is pretty out there. :)
Hum, just to defend the French a little, don't you remember that time a couple games ago (Sydney) when the Americans bad-mouthed the Australians before the relay and then finished 2nd behind them? So, it's not a French trait in itself...hum. :)
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So, my French Art series continues, this time with some shameless family promotion. My brother Leonard, 22, discovered photography when he was 13 and has been developing his style ever since. His work is set mostly in urban settings (Paris!) at night. I personally think he has a lot going on for him, but I may be biased... So, I will let you be the judge. Below are some of his latests, some of which were in the exhibit that happened a couple months ago in Paris (some of those are better viewed big, so click click). His Blog ::... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at Crazytown
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Who hasn't heard the expression "no regrets"? But the truth is, we'd better buckle up for some if we want to actually have lived... By Laure Porché (Performer/Translator) I don't know about you, but I tend to regret more the things I did than the things I didn't do. Because of this, I spent many years doing nothing, living in fear of having to one day regret my choices. Let's face it, the overwhelming message of any well-meaning friend or self-help book is "Live to the fullest, you don't want to have regrets". Ah, yes. But here's the catch: if... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at Crazytown
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By Laure Porche I was wondering what French marvel I could possibly help you discover (I myself know more about American literature, cinema and theater than I do about French happenings), when I suddenly remembered that there are quite a few French illustrators and photographers whom I love. So without further ado, I give you part one of a French Art series I will carry out over the summer! François Place is a french author/illustrator, who not only writes and illustrates his own stories: he created a whole world, Orbae, with twenty six different countries/regions. For each, he wrote a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at Crazytown