I did it! I had my first completely improvisational solo showing. Three things about this scared me:
A) not having any choreography to fall back on
B) dancing to music; I feel most comfortable dancing in silence these days; it allows me to find my inner voice.
C) It feels completely different to improvise in front of a group of people than it does in the privacy of my own space. All of a sudden there is a new element- an audience- and how I am going to relate to them. Plus, you can see their faces and bodies respond, and it is hard for me to ignore that.
What I love about Venturing Out is the opportunity to take risks, and try something new in an environment that does not have the expectation of a "finished product." I put that in quotation marks, because for me a dance is never finished; it is never a product; it is alive and ever changing organism. So here is Day 66: Venturing Out held at Rice!!!
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.