We will work with movement explorations every Monday. From these explorations there will be moments that stand out for each dancer. They will chose the moments that stand out most for them and during the week they will find materials which resonate with these moments. Materials may take any form, for example photos from the dancer's everyday lives, images, poems, words, paintings. Anything they come across in which they see or experience again the moments they lived in the exploration. The next week the dancers bring in their materials and their movement exploration that week begins from these materials.
We will begin working in this way, and I will be guiding the dancers along the way so we all stay within the same aesthetic and a similar world (the same house).
For next week, the dancers will collect materials during this week on three words:
Suspension (the moment between 2 movements, a moment filled with tension, a moment like in tango dancing just before the man guides the woman into a step and the woman is uncertain about where she will go)
Hanging (similar to suspension, this is also how the materials may enter each persons work, each material, memory, moment 'hangs' in their room)
Hidden- revealed (what do you reveal and what remains hidden? What do you need to hide to reveal something? (for example if you sit at a table with your hands on your lap, and lift your hands so they are revealed above the table your elbows will be hidden.)
'Dance as a response to a situation' (Rosemary Butcher-class notes April 2012 Siobhan Davies Studios,London).
Some questions I am thinking about:
How do we revisit meaningful moments? How do we remember and archive what we have experienced in the improvisations. How do we bring them back? (I am searching for a methodology for this).
How do we translate sensation into movement?
Over the next few months we will work to 'turn up the volume on the internal noise' Meg Stuart Are we here yet? (p. 9)