SWW Video Archive Phase 2 May 26
Looking for a new clearer approach
1. priority is still in the defined sww values, and in new discovery
2. work with music – but only the expressive evocative best – Bell / Saariaho / Somers / Westerkamp / Lee / Tanaka / Schafer.
3. When working with music use the same piece twice, each interpretation based in a different combination of themes and counterpoint quality choices
4. Consider using Post It notes in the rehearsal space to prompt the inclusion of themes, strategies etc.
4. Bell, Monashee I 4’50
Let animal come thru / fist walking, spine horizontal / leggy / cross step, cross arms, cricket/ wrist drop
Impression – this seems to be working – to pull them out – to work with good music – this process fuels me to imagine shape, not just of each theme, but of the whole. These themes need more development and more significance within the ABAB structure.
Second viewing – opening musical relationship clearly that the dance makes the sound happen, lovely, at 1’20 there could be less holding back and more full accented attack in counterpoint during cross step vocab, go for it, long leg forward passe extension, 3’30 touching floor with fists does not work….because it is too literal…from 4’00 working to find new co-ordinations, expressions and forms in parallel forward four legs with fists / good ending to song, conveying the ultimate transformation