Listening with your eyes, seeing with your ears…
For any group activity, bringing awareness to the present is a challenge. In performance, a warm-up is meant to bring individuals to a state of openness or receptivity such that the work after flows, engages, produces material that creatively feeds the participants.
Today the warm-up felt like it had a structure to it, a container. We moved from self to space to others to group in ways that supported individual and collective needs. At the end, I saw warm bodies, open and relaxed faces and strong connections between people. All of this, without too many words.