Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Design Ideas

Do you like these? Which one? Why?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The virtuosity of brushing your hair

I've been thinking about virtuosity and how it relates to this piece. How can semi-pedestrian movement be virtuosic? Is it the transitions? It is the layers? Is it the improvisational nature of it?

There is something about the seamless transitions between casual movement to contact that seems virtuosic. How does one shift from a relaxed state of brushing hair out of one's face to a more frenetic state of jumping on someone's back, and then shift back to the original state?

What do you think about that? What does seamlessness mean to you?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Update by the fire...

Today we posted a new update from our rehearsal this morning....by the fire.

We have this great little fake fireplace in our performance space in Banter. Well, it was on when we got there this morning at 8 a.m. and it lured us to sit around, eat cookies, and drink coffee for the first part of rehearsal. We never do this, but regardless, goofing around turned into a really goofy run of the piece. I think Bethany was talking into a coffee cup at some point.

That said, what a fun run! It's amazing what happens when you loosen up, have some fun, and open up the score a bit.

Anyway, check out the update video and keep submitting questions. They are so great!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Backers Submit Questions

Recently, we posted a new update on our Kickstarter page that is exclusively for Backers. But, I guess I can tell you what it is about.

We want QUESTIONS...and lots of them. There is a particular part of the performance where we need a long list of questions, so we asked our Backers to provide them. Here are a few so far:

  •       Has any human being ever actually been raised by wolves?
  •       Will I ever pay off my student loan debt?
  •       Why won't Jim Cantore return my phone calls?
  •       What time do the fish dance?
  •       Why is repetition so comforting?
  •       Should wet birds fly at night?
  •       If you were a spatula, would you be plastic or metal?
  •       Which would win in a battle, electricity or lava?

Aren't they great? I'm looking forward to the rest of the questions. Thanks Backers!