Happy 2018 everyone!
I think this is a very interesting focus for the lab, and I think we should keep trying to push ourselves into livelier dancing and sharing.
DATES: 3/9/15 - 4/20/15.
NEXT LABLUCK: 4/27/15
THE THEME: Metaphor. Katherine will lead the first 2 weeks with ——> MATH.
START TIME: 6:50 PM
In the fall we did music, then witnessing, and then EDGE
Over-stimulation of senses, blind dancing to an edge
Alex: questions, long duration duet, ask q’s of each other- what emotions came for you.
Lisa: dark for a long time, sides, when do you move from being on one side to another
Mike: couldn’t talk on the way to lab about your day. How the person’s body was, danced in the dark. Edge of perception- sensing when someone was moving towards them.
Scott: duration, yes and no- what edges come up around that.
Sheila: edge of self, cloud pillow, where you end and the other people begin.
Cyrus: what we don’t give ourselves permission to do, what we actively resist.
Scott- Conceptually we struggled, hard to define what we meant by edge. They weren’t building on each other. Scott didn’t find himself confronting edges.
Louis- we have lablucks, we propose these themes- just because we didn’t arrive at something, doesn’t mean it failed- it just means we’re not picking a theme to create a particular response to the theme. Sometimes the discovery is nebulous.
mike- did this lab session have the rigor that we want labs to have. Does it have rigor, will it change our dancing in some way?
Sheila- I felt I heard a lot of people saying that it was interesting that it wasn’t an edge.
Katherine- Usually with labs we’re each able to expand what that theme is to us. Edge- one person’s edge is not an edge for me. Interesting thing about edge. I didn’t want to explore my personal edge in the lab. That felt true for me. I have physical space edges, but that space is too small.
Scot- it would have been different in a country far away to explore this. There is a freedom that comes with being strangers. In lab, I hope to maintain these lab relationships for the rest of my life.
Sheila- a whole weekend I can open up in a way to feel the edge. Felt like I was forcing that experience.
Katherine- sometimes our themes don’t drive the lab indirectly. I got something new out of that lab— that seems like a functional use of the theme. They compost into the facilitator’s mind.
Mike- music- we weren’t exploring what music is— just playing with how it effects our dancing.
Katherine- some are harder to have a common experience of— edge is that. Music is something we all share in the space.
Who is IN?
Katherine is leaving March 21st returning beginning of June.
Louis, Mike, Liz, Cyrus, Connie, Roel, Lisa, Scott, Nadia, Sheila, Julius. Katherine + Michal
Christian suggested ‘surprise’ as the theme.
Dates 3/9/15 - 4/20/15. 4/27/15 next lab luck.
THE THEME: Metaphor - theme- Katherine will lead the first 2 weeks with ——> MATH.
Mike- interested in numbers- the way that relationships come to play, duets, quintets. Thinking about duration, I like studying the flow of time.
Katherine- metaphor, analogy. A lot of us have metaphors that we are dancing with. Dig into each other’s metaphors. Get into the mind space.
Mike- reminds me of personal scores.
Sheila- use of space. Creating definitions of how we are using the space. Choose space and dancing in it.
Scott- limitations. Forces a creativity that if you are free to break away from it, you are limited.
Liz- Metaphor can get to that. As a score.
Louis- metaphor won’t stop me from using my arms.. creates a different view point. Doesn’t prevent the dance from going into familiar patterns.
Liz- sometimes you are saying you can, or you can’t. When you create rules- it is an invitation. Playing with the you can and you can’t.
Scott- I invite you to think about closing your eyes..
Mike- last time we talked about limitation that take you to an edge.
Scott- I like numbers- looking at things that are broad enough. It will create some sense of limitations so that we are problem solving. Love words and image- love metaphor.
Nadia- part of the appeal- look in and see what is happening in there (brians)
Scott- I rarely dance from metaphors.
Louis- dance as a metaphor for personal relationships.
Katherine- a lot of contact, reminds me of math. To invite - however you have filled in that sentence. What goes on it your body.
Scott- contact is like a puzzle
Liz- really evocative language. “ dancing on you like a pad of butter.”
Co-facilitation- drawings. We miss the crayons.
start at 6:50!
Nadia- we always say.. if we had more time. We have 2 hours- so maximize the 2 hours. Be ready to start at 7. If you get there late, integrate. If you facilitate, don’t wait.
By the way, we are amazing.
Here are Lab Notes from Tonight! Thank you to Michal and Michael for hosting in their beautiful home. Thanks to Mazey for being super cute--a first of many lab lucks for here I hope! Some pictures are attached. Would love to see some of the "heads" pictures.
Personally remind folks to check out the classes. Personal reminders might be more effective than online invites.
Kaitlin will write article for Seattle Dances to advertise for our classes.
Someone could post something on Seattle Barefoot Dancers.
Continue to make announcements at the Sunday Jam and other events.
Processing and Debriefing classes from week to week: