Friday, 21 October 2011

(Re)visiting and inverting 2: accumulating

Composing and building... noting and 'repeating'
Material adds upon material it emerges...

Starting dancing, following whatever movement initiation occurs to you, while paying attention to your actions.
Note a 'key'* movement idea and return to it (in repeat, inverted, to another direction for example)

Moving on.....

Then again, note your next 'key' movement ideas.... add this idea to your first - 
replay one, add in two, replay one and two, add in a third, replay one, two and three, add in a forth...
Accumulating these never quite the same materials, ....following each phrase and returning, replaying..
                                           this is an exercise in paying attention, in remembering...

 * by 'key' I mean you to select whatever movement images resonate strongly with you whilst you are dancing.

Improvisation 1 (in timelapse video)

Improvisation 2 (in real time with a light edit)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

(Re)visiting and inverting 1: tracking back

If you use the metaphor of sewing - this improvisation is like making a back-stitch within a series of running stitches.

Begin your dance, using an impulse of within the body, in the room or the sounds around you to initiate your movement....
Stay with a single action/phrase a while - find out by dancing with this action/phrase some of its possibilities. ..... and then as you feel ready, let your dance 'run on'....

Then returning, going back to a previous point in the improvisation... revisit this material in order to know it otherwise and to see where else it might lead....

tracking back and forth your dance evolves....

Video: An extract from an extended improvisation filmed on a dolly 

Monday, 10 October 2011

(Re)locations 6: in isolation

Shifting small isolated actions across different parts of the body,
    .... Echoing patterns and rhythms whilst responding to the anatomy of each new location.

Video: Filmed in closed up and arranged on screen

Saturday, 1 October 2011