Hi all, for september 3rd I propose a session on not very much at all and a lot at the same time.
Lately I have been inspired by and through ‘simply’ going into a space and ‘doing it’, practising improvisation over many hours on end. I notice that when I do this, the fact of staying with it and moving through everything that goes on without talking, or leaving or making sense or naming etc. the work changes in a way that I find fascinating at the moment.
I’ve been practising this way with other dancers and am curious to extend it to the other performance-arts in our midst. What happens when we all live in the same space for a few hours? How do we make sense without setting rules or scores? How do we navigate through moods, through solo and ensemble?
I propose a very simple structure: two hours of ‘open’ improvisation and two hours of making pieces. During the first two hours we will work without the audience/performer relationship, watching will be more coïncidental and have a quality of witnessing. The last two hours we’ll work with an audience and performers and a shift of focus to more emphasis on composition and collaboration. How we do this we can decide together, or I can propose a simple structure.
A way to support the open time can be to formulate a personal research question or theme, to create like an inner frame for working.
Hope to see you there. Natanja