Dancing in Unexpected Bodies – Video Blog Post – Lauren Guyer-Douglas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgx7LflMMVI&feature=youtu.be

The first rehearsal of our project was an exciting one.  We were able to discuss the significance of our project’s aims, and get to know each other through a different dance context.  The session started with a debriefing regarding performance sites and ideas for where the movement would be generated.  ImageHelen, the project’s choreographer, taught a technical warm-up for the dancers, giving a rare opportunity for two dancers who typically receive training from only one facilitator.  From improvised limb-focused movements, to pedestrian inspired travelling, the first session gave the dancers, including the observing dancer (me), valuable perspective of how the next few weeks should be negotiated and the potential to create engaging art.