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Blair, Eric, Jess, Karen, & Anya “not performing”

Today’s score:

At 9:45, the timer starts: 15 minutes of sitting/15 minutes of solo warmup & tuning/15 minutes of group warmup & tuning.
At 10:30, we start one hour of alternating, 15 minute intervals of performing and not performing (starting with performing). This is an hour-long work of art.
End at 11:30am.
Write for 5 minutes.

At practice today: Ron, Leslie, Anya, Eric, Jess, Karen, Blair, Pina, Hazel

First thirty minutes of “performing/not performing” was amazing:
Eric Geiger’s Tai Chi Weather Dance (with a little affect all over the world)
The W(hole) Looking at Leslie’s Vagina in Stirrups

Most of us lost track of the “hour-long work of art”.

Blair’s witnessing/audiencing maybe contributed to some kind of intensity in both performing or not performing today?
Does performing or not performing mean that we change the what? The how? That we change nothing and that it’s more of a perceptual shift? Today’s shifts between the two were more apparent…
Are we camoflauging? Or are we making it clear that we’re shifting?
Chaotic Concentration
Truncated Disjunction
I come in so empty. Then I end up in encounter after encounter (or collision after collision). (Karen)

Something about development:
Anya: Nonverbally agreeing that we are all in the same dance.
Jess: And what is that dance?
Anya: We’re in a version of the Swan Dance.
Karen: Baby Swans
Eric: The “being in the same dance” began with a reference to something known. I knew that we all knew what the Swan Dance was.
Anya: What was happening starts to fall apart, it gets a little awkward, a little fuzzy, but we stay in it.
Eric: What if this is still the Swan Dance? What if this is still the Swan Dance? (while it’s changing…) What if this is still the Swan Dance?

Performing:
Noticing compositional things right when they’re happening
The fact that I’m being seen or audienced occupies a part of my attention/awareness

Not performing:
Noticing compositional things right when they’re happening
Loud, giving less space to others, bowling over what they’re doing with yelling whatever I want. (Jess)
Being in intensity while not performing that felt a little looser, a little slacker, more state driven than design driven. (Leslie)

Next week:
At 9:45, the timer starts: 15 minutes of sitting/15 minutes of solo warmup & tuning/15 minutes of group warmup & tuning
At 10:30, we start 15 minutes where you can choose to perform or not perform.
At 10:45, we start three, fifteen minute intervals, the first is performing, the second is not performing, and the third is performing.
This is an hour-long work of art. Throughout the making of this work of art, you can choose to be in (making it, performing/not performing) or out (audiencing, witnessing, watching).
End at 11:30am.
Write for 5 minutes. Writing score: snapshots