Basic exercises in need of development

Becoming aware of the field
1. I stay relatively still and bring my awareness to field of the body. I observe the state it is in and the small movements, impulses and affects that may emerge.
2. I become aware of the factors and phenomena that are affecting my state of being at the moment. These may include environmental factors (e.g. the texture of the floor, the shape of the room, the sound of the traffic, the temperature) as well as experiences that emerge from within (e.g. tensions, moods, emotions, memories, desires, expectations).
3. I bring my awareness to one factor or phenomenon at a time and investigate the ways in which it affects me. The affects can turn into small movements.
4. I begin to move in space and spend time with certain factors, investigating them further
5. I commit to one factor and choose a position in relation to it.

Becoming an event-environment
1. Choose a partner. One moves in the surroundings with the idea of being with, the other witnesses. The mover moves with the surrounding. The witness witnesses the event as a whole, not just the person. Extending the body into the surrounding.
2. The witness lets the event affect his/her body and being, and begins to participate in the event in one way or another. The mover includes the witness-participant.
3. The event includes both people and everything around.
4. The original mover begins to withdraw and turns into a witness.
5. This goes on for a while.

Territory
1. Find the spot in the room that feels the most attractive or comfortable for you at the moment.
2. Begin inhabiting the spot by finding a position or a way of moving that feels good to you. 
3. Someone will come and visit your home-space. Your task is to allow them in and share your space with them for a while. The visitor’s task is to find a way of approaching and entering the space that feels appropriate in relation to the person.

Turning oneself into a room
1. Sense your own body.
2. Start working intuitively in space and turn your internal sensations into a spatial installation that occupies one corner of the room.
3. Visit someone else’s “body”. Place your own body in it. See how it feels.

Exchanging places
1. Find a space that feels meaningful to you.
2. Explore it and find a bodily position and a relation that feels right in relation to the surrounding. Stay there for a while.
3. Once you have found the place, you can return to the starting point.
4. Choose a partner. Take them to your place and position them in the same position you were in before. They will describe their experience of the place.
5. You can discuss the space and your experience of it together.

Experiential body + Exchanging identities
1. Scan through your body, become aware of everything: What kind of sensations, moods or emotions do you experience? How does your body feel at the moment? Is there pain anywhere?
2. Draw an image of yourself: how you perceive yourself from the inside at the moment, how does your body feel, how do you experience it.
3. Find a partner and exchange images with him/her.
4. Let the image inform and affect you. Become the other, or another.
5. Go back to your partner and tell them how it feels to be them (what kind of information you’ve received and accumulated).
6. The partner can add things and teach you how to be like them.

Assimilation
1. We sit in a circle.
2. Notice how your body is. What kind of a position are you sitting in? How are your hands and legs placed? How does your head tilt, what do you see?
3. Shift your gaze from one person to the next. Pick up different characteristics (their position and posture, the way they move their head, the shape of their body, their gaze, the way they position their hands, etc.) and try them on, like clothes.
4. Allow the mimicking and copying accelerate and turn into a warm-up. You can also copy the movements in between.
5. Relocate the movements in space. See what they mean or how they change in this new context.
6. Allow yourself to stay in some postures. Use them to do what you need to do.
6. Find a partner and keep doing the same. You can let go of mimicking and allow movements or responses to emerge.

Basic exercises in need of development

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