Posts Tagged: mind maps

Working away

Last week was week 7 – are first week back after half term and the first time we were together without a guest artist or a visit since 30th September, so it seemed like a good moment to see where we’d got to. We made lots of maps – collective brain storming around Next Choreography so far. We talked about the things which have stayed with us/inspired us, and the things which have been difficult or challenging. We talk a lot about pressure – what happens when we feel under pressure, when we put ourselves under pressure, when our head gets in the way of our bodies being able to respond fully. We realised that we all share in this struggle at particular moments – it was comforting to share it! And then after all the map making and all the talking, in pairs, the Next Choreography group all created a response to something that had come up during the session. Everyone presented something. Everyone used their bodies, everyone had a clear strong idea that they decided to work with, everyone was able to work quickly. We surprised ourselves. I have a feeling that all the map making, visualising connections and relationships, sharing of experiences and thoughts etc helped produce the fertile ground for this quick, effective work that happened. Let’s try for more of that! This week we are off to Sadler’s Wells to see PARK by Jasmin Vardimon

A frame full of people - inspired by the Lucy Cash session

putting us in place

maps maps maps

maps maps maps

dancing over the maps

dancing over the maps

Map making exercise

working with the maps

Map making 3

Map making 3

Map making 2

Map making 2

Map Making 1

Map Making 1

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