Productivity, I breathe you in
I’ve been making movement phrases lately: stringing them together, chopping them up, trying to set them specifically to music, and then ignoring and layering on top of music. Basically playing around. I wrote an earlier entry about how I work to create these. To summarize, I don’t dance fully when creating. But I have continued to think about why I do this (or don’t do this). And I think it has to do with me not wanting to commit to a certain energy or emphasis while still in the beginning of the process. It’s like stream of conscious writing, not stopping to commit to writing on a certain subject. Actually, I don’t think that’s a very good analogy. Stream of conscious writing is most similar to improvisation, which is not what I’m doing here. I’m creating the words of a sentence and after I see them written down, spelled correctly, and thought through, I can begin to add things like tempo, dynamics, facings, pathways… Of course, some movements lend themselves to very specific dynamics and then I can choose to go with that or work against it. It’s all a matter of choices, really. Once the material is out there, then the fun begins. But for now I have some more refining to do.