In the nine days that we will share to make a performance for the IG Group, we shall be working on setting material for structured improvisation. On each of the nine days we will focus on one part of the theme which we shall choose together on the first day. I will then set a task for that day which will explore associations on the chosen theme. Each day we will work on collecting and refining material on the chosen subject. We will be applying practical and basic methods to produce material on different levels.
The first level will be simple physical combinations which the group will work on together. Having worked on these “phrases“, each person will be able to personalize it to make it their own. Like this we will achieve a common language. We shall also be adapting to the spaces we work in, so that it does not matter if we change spaces or rehearsal rooms.
The experience of the different rooms will be internalised so that it may be used to determine aspects of the piece. It will be important in the work to remain “present“ so that the piece maintains an honesty. Everyone will know exactly what they are doing during the performance even though there may always be slight changes owing to decisions being made during the process. As we have worked together several times, the women are familiar with my methods and will be able to “own“ the performance amongst themselves and “share“ the performance with the audience.