Tomorrow the second session on the surprisingly visceral subject of Duration/Time in Improvisation Performance. (Look here for the original post)
Anybody is welcome to join (the theme is much more approachable than we thought) – just let us know by commenting on this post if you would like to participate.
studio open at 13:00 / session time: 13:30-17:00
To report from the first session:
One thing we discovered were the different modes of experiencing/working with time as an improvisation performer:
– Using the feel of ‘daily’ time (waiting-room time, one thing after the other, no performance mode)
– Creating time and duration in ‘performance mode’ (the power of drawing attention with your actions and create a sense of duration/tension – expectation, suspense, conclusion, playing with timing
– Falling into timeless moments (something that you cannot create at will, but which happens seemingly ‘out of nothing’ – it is however possible to make the appearance of these moment more likely)
We also looked at the seductive quality of repetition (and the challenges to a performer to work repetitions ‘well’).
Tomorrow, we will continue where we left off.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Thomas + José