Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Rear Window | City Arts Festival Reflections
Now the notes:
-Time cut offs force you to make crucial decisions
-Videos and photographs require a lot of distilling to get something meaningful and readable in the body.
-Why work with the mundane? To create something mundane? To see the mundane as extraordinary?
-What does collage look like in dance? Is it possible with one body?
-Is it possible to to be in the process of making something without an agenda?
IF I HAD TO GIVE TITLES TO THE CONVERSATIONS WE HAD THROUGHOUT THE DAY:
1. “Wasting Time”
2. I need these gadgets, even if they are crutches.
3. What are we looking at? What are we looking for?
4. NOW IT MEANS SOMETHING – How documentation creates the opportunity to read more into something than it has undocumented.
5. Rigor, Interrupting yourself, breaking the rules, sticking with it
6. WHAT I MAKE | WHAT I WANT
How do I mesh the desire to dance around with the commitment to make thoroughly considered work--to go somewhere with a concept or material in my body that may or not look like “dance,” all the while still really loving and wanting to just fucking dance. The answer in another question. . . Why does watching “just fucking dance” bore me so? Okay, that is definitely NOT always the case. I love the masters. I do love straight up codified modern dance. . . but generally from the 40s-60s.
7. Is it possible to remove the performance of “being watched?”
8. THE MAGIC THAT DISSIPATES QUICKLY
9. This is no time to be a wimp/safe/think too hard/do to much/try to prove something aka
If we had to walk into a theater right now, what would we perform?
10. STICK WITH THE THING
Here is what Jody and I made in our performance of a rehearsal:
If we were ever to perform this part of the performance again, it would have to be in a 5 x 15 foot glass box.
Here is part of Adam's performance of filmmaking: