My sweet friend Janette loaned me a copy of A Map of Making Dances by Stuart Hodes. This book is filled of interesting projects to explore and generate movement. Today, I improvised from the ideas of Project 7: Movement from action: physicalizing. What every day actions can inspire me? How can I make sweeping, cleaning, reading, writing, and watching TV a dance?
For my second go around, I went with the action, to watch. What does it look like to really see, look, and observe while dancing? To perform is to multi-task; one must observe and respond to their surroundings while simultaneously engaging the audience through a purposeful focus. What if that purposeful focus is to simply watch?
This is a blog of processes. Through the sharing of media and writing I am following my impulses, teasing out and unpacking, translating, solidifying, and making concrete my investigations into something that can be shared.