Monday, January 27, 2014

Personal Fundamentals: Mike--PRESENCE

1/27- Mike shares his personal fundamentals

A very short record. Perhaps inaccurate.

-Lying and breathing and filling the room with our breath. Breath filling our bodies with lightness and releasing back into the floor. Expanding into movement to fill the room. Start to include grazing and into contact.
-We “skate” around the space with our pelvis over our feet. Finding our way into empty spaces all around the room. Open our awareness to the people around us, when one of us stops, we all stop. When one of us goes, we all go. When one of us falls, we all fall. When one of us gets up, we all get up.
-We choose a partner and think to ourselves how happy we are to dance with this person and how this is going to be the best finger dance ever. Then we finger dance: exploring that one tiny point of contact.

-We then separate and close our eyes and do a small dance. When we are tapped we start walking around. Pretend we are arrivals in a new city on a new planet with strange people we no nothing about. Pretend we want to fit in—we don’t want to offend anyone. We carry on replicating each other until it finally breaks off into groups. The dancing evolves organically. We listen to some beautiful music by Olafur Arnalds as we dance, which informs our dancing. We emerge sometime later from being lost in soft, generous, and present dancing.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Some long delayed photos!

Here are some photos I took from lab luck we had back in August or Sept. Kind of captures the spirit of the lucks I think!