24.04. – 01.05. – 08.05. – 15.05.
Yesterday it snowed in Berlin. Snow in April?! The weather instability in the last weeks seems to be taking its toll on a lot of us. Moods and energy levels swing as the metabolism tries to keep up with the changing environmental conditions while the spring with its longer sunhours shakes everything up anyway.
Movements are the raw material of dance, with which everything else is made visible. Movement manifests time: speeds, rhythms and even stillness when it stops. Movement manifests space: anatomy, gravity, impulse, dimensions, shapes.
I can only paraphrase what was said and hope I get it right and can share it as it was, simple and beautiful, inspiring for performance and elevating for life.
Beginnings and ends make us aware of change and time. Perhaps it’s the beginning of the new calendar year that has prompted me to focus on the tempo of my practice. If you’re looking for some ideas for your home practice, this could be it! In led classes, the tempo will be an average of what the teacher sets and what the whole group can do, but when you’re practising alone you’re free to choose your own timing – and this opens up some very juicy possibilities! Read on for some suggestions.
Last spring I started thinking about the recurrence of linearity in instant composition: one thing leading to the next, leading to the next. A continuum of awareness flowing ahead like a river. Could one compose in the moment following a different model? What kind of model could that be?