The Social Network for Innovators in Motion
Tonight I will perform at St. Marks Church in Dagmar Spain's YELLOW IS NOT GOLD. Will I be able to replace moments in the piece that feel amorphous with those that feel potent and compelling? Daniel Nagrin once advised his choreographic students never to verbally share the basic impulse for your choreography, save the urge to share through your dance. Guard it as your secret. Lacking the toolbox of final cut pro to shape/morph/frame that image, I'm left to bumbling around in the dark room of my mind. With a video dance, one could simply show the idea, find it or create it, manipulate it. But for a live dance, the image is the impulse behind the choice of speed, shape, flow, a guide perhaps for the improvisation.
Perhaps awareness of physical sensations triggers thoughts which conjures images..
The altered state of dancing can interfere with clear thinking on how to transfer that pleasure, that escape from the daily norm, to the viewer. How does one dance to heat the blood in the viewer, make them feel their breath in a singular way. Lifting one's eyelids up for the metaphorical kiss.