5 April rehearsal (yurie)

Posted in Uncategorized on April 6, 2008 by mapon

Impro-how did I work?  1st: focus on details.  I felt a lot of  “stop” moments and gesture-like movements.  2nd: focus on a little more continuity and eye focus.  But I still felt a lot of “stop” moments. 3rd: only focus on continuity. This time, lines from stencil became my inspiration. I felt I didn’t think about anymore details.

Words-these came to my mind after the rehearsal.  colonization/control/power relation/narrow-wide/zoom in-zoom out/concentrate-release/micro-macro/follow/obey

 

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today´s rehearsal: productive? (stephie)

Posted in Uncategorized on April 5, 2008 by steph83

Yes, I do think we had a productive rehearsal today. Although I did not finish the cutting of the stencil (this would have fulfilled the economical aspect of having produced a material good), I experienced a productive and creative effort. Indeed, the PROCESS of the cutting, the real time experience which is triggered by this action, becomes much more present and important to me.

The cutting of the stencil is the generative motor of my movement.

The cutting of the stencil enables me with the power of producing movement.

Striking: the different states of mind during the stencil cutting (ZOOM IN) and the movement impro (ZOOM OUT).

During cutting: almost meditative state of mind, frozen thoughts, primitive, dulled, simple

During movement impro: constant mind shifts, thoughts are floating, complexity, multiplicity

The combination/ interrelatedness of both and the transition from one into the other make me curious.

Todays´s rehearsal made me more curious. I am excited to continue this journey with you… 

rehearsal 05/04/08 (stephie)

Posted in Uncategorized on April 5, 2008 by steph83

impro one:

-projecting/ drawing pathways in the space. my limbs as brush. me in a helicopter. looking down on the serpentines which worm their ways through the mountain landscape.

-touching/ experiencing different surfaces with the palm of my hands. zooming into details (texture of the floor, sound, shadows projected on the floor, wholes in the wood etc.)

impro two:

-recalling and exploring bodysensations from the previous stencil-cutting (curved upper back, cramped index finger, mini movement with my toes, tensed right shoulder, running nose, crunched collar bone, slicky glue on my fingers…)

-trying to see and trace pathways in the space and on the bodies/ faces of y.m.w.     i identified cables, foldings in curtains and clothes, wrinkles on faces, shoelaces etc. as streets of free movement association

impro three:

-challenging myself with the task of staying in continuous movement, being aware of my focus and not repeating my favourite movements all the time

-taking immediate impulses from y.m.w.

 

What do polititians do? and What are the main contemporary political issues? (william)

Posted in Uncategorized on April 5, 2008 by archiwil

Polititians make careers of producing spin in order to get one up on one-another. They strive to be at the top. Seemingly regardless of the fundamental ‘politics’ of their party’s cause. I think a politician is someone actively involved in party politics. The idea (for me) about what these party polititians should be doing is preserving and improving the socio-econimical and political status of the country and constituents they SERVE. Alas, this is not always, or rather rarely seems the case. In fact what I often observe is a number of ego centric battles between the few top dogs of the 2 main parties (in UK politics) slandering one another to proove who is the better man (note man, not polititician). This is becuase politics is so central that the political differences between major political parties is so marginal that they must resort to insulting one another like stupid gays.

Main contemorary political issues….

I agree with Gda that post-colonialism is a main issue today with many repercussions throughout political discourse in the former colonial powers of europe. Britain (as my information tells me) is currently focusing on reducing immigration and increasing deportation of assylum seekers and post-colonial citizens. Another is Environmental issues. These discussions are yet to be taken under serious debate in contemporary political forums, but are issues which have an increasing imminance to be discussed. Also, the Nationalising of the western european political scene. With a rise in the coming to power of Nationalist parties, I see a growing need for action on what the people of these countries need to be undertaken – to prevent them becoming ‘too’ extreme.

 

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What are the most important political topics nowadays? (magda)

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2008 by nollia

postkolonializm & nonequality of the regions & political problems in postcolonial areas (what I mean is ethnicity baised conflicts and conflicts with esthablishing legitimate authorities)

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emigration politics

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tension west – islam world

What do the politisians do? (magda)

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2008 by nollia

What the politisianns do we can only imagine. Or, if you had un uncle who was a deputee or just a member of a party. But if not, you see only news on tele and texts in press. But then, you don’t know what they do, you know only what somebody decided to show. So baised on my knowledge, experiance and imagination: polititians talk a lot, debate, they give ideas on what is neaded to be changed, they criticise yeach other in front of the cameras. But also, they show up in certain places in certain time. And they promote their ideas.

What are the contemporary political issues of today? (yurie)

Posted in Uncategorized on April 2, 2008 by mapon

1. Environmental issues -global warming, water/air pollution…etc.

2. Religious issues-conflict between religions/nations.

3. Global gap between rich and poor-the rich become richer, the poor become poorer.