Say What You Do/Do What you Say
(exercises learned from Jess Curtis)
- Describe the movement your body does. (Out loud if speech is your means of communicating. Use your mother tongue)
- Travel across the space. No movement is without description. Minimize your movement as necessary.
- Explore range/scale of language – from micro to macro. Detail to immense
I stand/I stand on my feet/ I stand on the floor/ I stand on a wooden floor/ I stand in the Town Hall/ I stand in Freemantle/ I stand in Western Australia/ I stand in Australia/ I stand on the Earth…..all are valid interpretations of the same act.
I lift my foot/I step forward/ I walk…
Say what you sense/Sense what you say
- I feel air on the palm of my hands
- I feel my t-shirt against my back
- I hear a police car passing
- I feel the light on my eyelids…
- I smell the wooden floor…
- I feel my ankle bone grind against the floor
- I feel Amy’s skin against my arm…etc
Breathe what you do/Do what you breathe
Every movement has the sound of breath, every breath has movement
Play with rhythm, expanding movement right to ends of breath
Sound What you Do/Do What You Sound
Remember all the sounds you can make with your voice and mouth (eg consonants, lips, etc). Creating a strange soundtrack to your movment, but with more freedom and play than Say what you do.