This blog is a Practice as Research project that accumulated (as is the nature of both blogs and improvisation training)over a 2 year period to reveal a NOMADIC DANCE IMPROVISATION PRACTICE in development.
The central panel blog entries, through a regular 'date with (my) practice', document the improvisational tasks themselves, whilst the 'Articulating Improvisation' pages reveal contextual and philosophical ideas surrounding and emerging from the practice.
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Transformations 3: skin and image
Developing the 'becoming insect' improvisation (below) to focus in upon the sensations on/of the skin.
Imagine ants crawl across your hand, arm, shoulder.. they move across your check, back...
Imagine a swarm covers your body...
Let the sensations evoked give rise to movement...
note the changing texture of the skin, pay attention to the detail to the smallest (re)action. (This task is inspired by butoh practices)
Video: Becoming Insect 2 - Ant
(two versions of this improvisation are overlayed - one filmed in close up, the other mid shot. A 'strobe' effect is added to echo the internal sensations not otherwise evident in the image)