This is the video captured from the online video conversation with Peter Kyle and K.J. Holmes.
There was an audio problem for me solved at 1:36 minutes.
Please watch and write down in this discussion key words or tags that make figure/resonate for you and what you see emerging.
How do you relate with their ideas and work?
Themes, tags and visualization: see instructions below.
REAL TIME TAGGING AND WORD CLOUDS
This real time tagging method devised as an strategy for active watching.
This method is designed to sample in real time several aspects of the experience of observing/watching the video: words, images, feelings, sensations, etc.
Any relevant aspect of the experience that can be represented with a key word.
The resultant list of individual and collective keywords is visualized using the online software Wordle:http://www.wordle.net/
This activity has two phases. Do them each week, using the appropriate section of interview.
Phase 1: Real Time Tagging:
Prepare to watch the conversation with your favorite text editing software open.
While you watch, write key words sampled from your experience: direct quotes, sensations, feelings, concepts, associations. Do not worry about recording the time code for each tag.
Write as much as you can.
YOUR TAGS SHOULD ONLY BE ONE WORD LONG.
It is OK to repeat words
Share your list, copying and pasting as a response in this thread
Phase 2: Word Cloud Visualization of the COLLECTIVE experienc
Go to the website http://www.wordle.net/ (note that the website does not work on Chrome)
-Click on CREATE
In another browser window, return to this discussion thread. Copy all of the tag responses to this post.
-Go back to wordle and Paste them into the white box labled “Paste in a bunch of text:”
-click on “GO”.
-It will take few seconds to process and it will show you a graphic. You may need to install a java applet if the browser asks you.
See example with the key words from the “GIVE” thread:
You will have a resulting image like so:
play with different settings and change the output:
-When you are finished with your word cloud, please click "save to a public gallery" and fill out the form
-When you are done filling out the form, it will give you embedding code from your image
It will look like this.
title="Wordle: Give from minded motion"><img
alt="Wordle: Give from minded motion"
style="padding:4px;border:1px solid #ddd"></a>
-Copy this code and post it in this thread: click HTML before pasting: which you can find in the upper right corner of your reply/post window.
It will look like this:
You can also play with the visualization of your personal list of work and see the differences with the collective list of words.
Read it and see what themes emerges....
Did you see the same results without the visualization?
What relations do you find with your work?
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More about the project for this summer:
My congratulations to the idea of Meta-Academy, its materialization and its organization. Great thoughts were heard tonight inside the context of a human discussion! I hope that the Meta-Academy will create a lot of bridges of communication instead of cutting them. I am really looking forward to attend all the following meetings...!
Thanks for making this platform available to us, Marlon, Rachel and the Meta-Academy community! It was a stimulating conversation we had yesterday and I'm excited to have our first rehearsal this morning. The Slow Tempo workshop last night was inspiring -- as is so often the case, being in the room with people that are discovering this quiet work for the first time reminds me of the profound implications of slowing down and coming into deeper awareness of ourselves in relation to others.
As an addendum to yesterday's conversation, I can't believe I neglected to mention one of the strongest influences on me over the past 20 years - the writings of anthropologist Michael Jackson, whose books including At Home In The World invite meaningful contemplation about the relationships we build, sustain and evolve between self and other. Am currently reading a more recent volume of his called Between One and One Another. Check 'em out!
It was a pleasure for me too.
I felt a lot of resonance and ripples in many directions.
I have read Michael Jackson short essays. Lets try to find some material to add it to the resources section.
Can you expand, if you have time about this point " build, sustain and evolve between self and other".?
We are very interested on notions and approaches to collaboration?
Here were some of the interview questions group members proposed!
Why is dance important? Why make dance?
How do you feel about being a mentor? Who are yours?
What feels uneasy about collaboration? What feels easy?
What's your approach/process to/for making a dance in one week or less?
Similar to Sandra's question, how does your working process in a situation like Taking PLace reflect or differ from your ideal working process?
When you're working with a new group, how do you communicate your value systems?
How do choreography, sensing, improvising interact in your making process?
What choreographic or aesthetic frames are on your mind right now?
KJ, in your bio, you frame performance as an inquiry. What do you mean by that? What are you looking for and what have you found?
Peter, talk to us about time in your work. Why is it so fascinating for you?
You both work with multiple performance modes-singing, acting, live music, film, etc. Why?
How do you use the internet in your making process? Can you think of any experiments you might like to try?
Here are some informal notes I took during the discussion
exposing processes and collaboration
kj- the athletics of intimacy
bmc, contact improvisation, body to nature and words, lisa nelson and to tuning score
slow tempo- Shogo Ota Japanese theater director
the present moment--assessing how we judge things
passive approach to performance internal intention and external expression
our organism is an antenna-receiving and transmitting
dance technique cl
tuning to eachother through our perceptions.
naming the way we edit
what are we tuning to?
addressing proximity and focus weight sound design internal impulse
identifying where you want to deepen your attention
as a performer
as a director looks at how relationships netween performing bodies can be utilized to paint space
kj using the body as source history or invention
process and product
practicing presence in the moment
constantly refinding forms
Rilke kinaesthetic translations
struggle after years of studying efficiency
as a teacher tries to create ways of students pushing into her
resiliency of living comes about becsue of effort
a wide palate
in training understand effort
theater is the place for social change
our training is about empathy
entertain- to hold between
not so sure if the above visualization makes sense...,
but maybe the following notes do:
potential for the transmission of movement idea
transmission of knowledge
"choreography" vs making performance vs choreographic thinking
process of decision making as choreographer
process of decision making as facilitator
notion of presence
diversity in ways of choreographic making
Athletics of intimacy
Time (give time to the moment)
Different layers of time
Taking a look again
Passive approach to performance
INTERNAL INTENTION/EXTERNAL EXPRESSION
Body as an ANTENNA: sending and receiving
Proximity, focus attention
Dialogue between imagination and reality
Teaching as learning
“Teaching helps me refine my perspective on practice”
practicing being an (active) audience
Theatre as a medium of exchange
THEATRE as a PLACE OF SOCIAL CHANGE
What keeps you going?
The body is sth to experience, not just to dance
Training a body for living
ART as THERAPY
POLITICS ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE
ENTERTRAIN means TO HOLD BETWEEN
(technology and) Divorcing from the body
student of the body/student of the world
I think its does...
Thank you for your notes.
contact improve phase creation evolution composing moment materialize imagery depends group present moment assessing judge unknowingly goal enter process learn listen passive performance internal intention external expression antenna receiving transmitting quality performance tool skill awareness concentration building maps body antenna tuning perceptions create meaning edit antennas visible use compositional build address proximity bodies perception audience deepen attention partnering body tuning mechanism process product memory invention layers time body holds anything done stand own here now watchers information students all information is within her imagination reality experience evolved earth push away appropriate for task training body living performance do beyond scope daily life theater social change mirroring entertain hold between