Improvisation is slowly becoming a habit. I find the urge to improv happening regularly, and now I find myself dancing just about everywhere. This journey has brought me back to my childhood. Remember when you were a kid, and it didn't matter who watched, you just had to move? I think improvisation has changed how I feel about dance. It is no longer about technique, perfection, being the best, getting into companies, or cast lists. Dance has become a way to be the truest me. So there have been many undocumented improvisation sessions.
I do want to continue to blog, as a way to see growth and change over time.
Day 50 was inspired by a solo I am working on. The solo starts with me seated on a chair upstage right. I recite the following monologue:
It all started in kindergarten. For show and tell, one of my classmates brought a video of her tap dancing to Billy Ray Cyrus's Achy Breaky Heart. I was completely mesmerized. At the end of that year, on a cut out cardboard diploma, I declared,"When I grow up, I am going to dance on the stage."
So today's improvisation is tap dance meets modern dance in a chair.
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.