London 2018

Professional Class

I went to a professional class at Rambert Dance Company on Friday, after settling down in London and settling in to the master programme. It is a strange thing to be in the role of a student again, and it is wonderful when I am not, for example when coming into a studio space like this, everyone is just sharing and offering as an artist. We decide fulling what we make of this experience.

It is a good reminder: Don’t think like a student, even when you are one.

Being there, I remembered again why I love to dance. It amazes me when feel this again and again at different stage of life, when the body has changed, the environment has changed, what it means to be an artist has changed…… but this, the simplicity and purity in the moment of moving and dancing, it is still there. It is there when I fell in love with dance, it is there today.

I love that we can be so open and courageous when we come into the studio, full of potential and at the same time vulnerable. We are ready to expose ourselves, to try new ideas, to take risks, and to offer all that we have. Not many people live this way, or even have a taste of this. Over time, it really seems like a blessing to me to have experienced this through dance, and perhaps live my life this way.

Class with Jason Kittelberger at Rambert

Floorwork traveling across / Weight shift / Suspension / Going into the floor and coming up / Spiraling / Leaving something behind when shifting / Letting go of the pelvis in falling front / Crawling on the floor (releasing the pelvis) on the back and on the stomach /

Inspiration from CLOD Ensemble talk

  • Collaboration between artists: music and dance (movement)

  • Transposition, from one form to another. For example, from paintings: How does it move? How many people? What’s the rhythm? What if it is being transposed into a costume?

  • Form v.s. Content. Experiment with the forms longer without giving it a story, let people create their own story.

  • Listening to the partner, letting go of fixed ideas.

  • Performing medicine: collaboration with doctors and nurses.

  • Seven levels of tension from Jacque Lecoq.

  • How (the ways) they work with an idea: Anatomie, Placebo, Red lady…

  • A matured practice and their components: Works in theater space / Gallery space / Site specific / Application to medical fields / Public workshops / Publications (writing their mission) / Good presentation and trailers / Clear small exercises with us /