Yes, it is happening. I will be heading to Landau for a workshop series and performance organized by my dear friend Liam Clancy from San Diego, who has been building a yearly opportunity for an encounter with improvisational practice and spontaneous performances for folks in Landau.
We are both preparing individually for some joined teaching and performing in the first week of July 2012. It turns out that both of our processes are heavily informed by Simone Forti’s practice of moving and writing right now.
What preoccupies my thinking at this moment: How to translate somatic and kinesthetic experiences that I am having while dancing to an audience that might not have the same background with bodily practices? How to communicate, basically - and also: what communicates when I share this kind of dancing with people. While those questions are neither new or fresh, they are important for me right now, much more than the actual content/matter of a performance. Because if you can’t reach your audience, what does it matter what you try to tell them? It’s like talking into an electric socket while you intend to relay an important email to someone, telling them about your arrival time. Or so.
Meanwhile, here is what’s been intriguing me when thinking about “resonance,” the hook, the central thought, the jumping-off concept for my next larger dance project.
Having a voice does not necessarily mean you have agency.
Making sounds does not mean you’ll be heard.