What page are we on? Third day

28 August 2010

Jaka told me that word “no” is somewhat attractive.

In Celje (Plesni Forum Celje) we were joined by young dancers (age 10 to 15) on our invitation. We introduced briefly the context of the project, the aim of this project and this particular session. This was third day of work for core members. We decided to research the list of tools for improvosation, this time of course with youngsters. Each impro lasted 3min and last one 6min. One of us introduced the word, everyone decided weather they will be observing or dancing. At the last impro we suggested that you can go from dancing to observing while the impro. After each impro there was short feedback.

Before going to impro Gregor did a short warm up. Maja took over with game of names and game of associations.

Please see here for some intro, here and here for the 1st day and here for 2nd day.

Join – pridružiti se:
-lots of people, lots of energies
-to directly connect to a person, after i joined to people, i could also join to objects
-joining is a bit an imitation
-at times to join and to imitate mixShift – preklopiti
-a very abstract thing because i could not visualise, i wanted to approach more clearly, so i did with my body, flipping from front to back for example
-shifting has a trap, a loop, we entagled up all time, we created a type of automatism
-the group was able to devise a theme that came as proposition in the improvisation, as the theme persisted it created rather humorous situation
-well shaped and articulated music and game with soundsSnježana introduces/suggest for observers to say stop. Then all improvisers stop and go out of stopped position in their own timing.

While feedbacking the game created in Shift impro, some kids continued the game and this lead to organically choose the next word, which turned out to be „No“.

No – ne
-word „no“ is enjoyable
-i was sad, there were also happy moment like snapping with fingers and jumping
-we started a game and then came denial, restriction, friction that stopped the game. We started a new game and the same it was stopped by „no“
-as Tonka pushed me, we were not in good terms, then we became friends and then again quarreled
-the „stop“ order opens new possibilities for continuation of established scene

Gregor suggests to sum up experienced in one word only.

Add – dodati, dodatek
playful, asobi (game in japanese), Adachi Tomomi, awesome, happiness, game, connectivity, interesting, watching, adding, ichi ni san ši (one two three four in japanese), surface, intertwining, acumulation, abundance,

Join + No
-dynamic, fun, hard, playful, hotchpotch, tension, circus, unusual, special, all through the way „uuuuuuuuu“, objective, black, connection

-enjoyed that all the work was connected and done through playing games
-one could relax while doing/working and still get something useful from the session
-enjoyed improvisation and excersies
-we did know each other and still we could connect and relax with each other quite quickly
-we get to know each other, synchronize and connect through improvisation
-there was little or no uneasiness/awkwardness
-we could work together independently of generation we come from/belong to
-opened, youthful in research of words, notions, movements, dance
-no hindrance and curtains between us
-enjoyed that there were no fixed roles: that some should sit all the time and some should dance all the time
-you can join the impro if you want, at class you must do the whole training
-there was more time to work on it (3 hours instead of 1 hour)

Part of the group came with Snježana from Maribor. On the way they were playing the following game:

Pause-Repeat-Cobine Game
1.Pause. Start with normal discussion. The suggestion is to make a break/pause at any point of speech. You decide on your own when you do the pause and how long you hold it. The extra suggestion here is to use movement in the pause by manipulating a gesture that you were at when you paused the talking.
2.Repeat. One inserts the sentence. Other person repeats the same sentence. One can repeat your own or others’ sentences using different qualities of the speech: melody, accenting, speed…
3.Combine. Combine pauses and repetitions. This creates rhythm, rotations, complex composition. This naturally leads to playing with meanings.

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