Mountain Blog #1 Aug 15, 2006
These are thoughts, questions, frameworks, revelations from our first week of residency with Deborah Hay in Bellingham. (Peggy Piacenza, Gaelen Hanson, Amelia Reeber)
What is choreography?
How can we further that question?
TOOLS TO NOTICE WHAT IS HAPPENING AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT ON STAGE
What if every cell in the body has the ability to perceive the uniqueness and originality of all that there is?
Noticing the feedback of the whole body at once as the teacher.
Surrender the pattern of facing a single direction. The body has no front it just behaves as though it has one.
Reading the body as a barometer of space
Invite being seen (from the bones).
What if where I am at is what I need?
The hexagram is the end and the beginning of all movement – where death and birth pass one into the other. Rest is merely a state of polarity that always posits movement as its complement.
When it is time to stop – stop. When it is time to advance - advance. Thus movement and rest do not miss the right time and their course is bright and clear.
The superior man does not permit his thoughts to go beyond his situation
Mountain is the youngest sun of heaven and earth
It is very difficult to bring quiet to the heart.
Mountain is a metaphor for the trio.
Enormity of the mystery of all that is between you.
Innocence is experience. Innocence can be a cellular experience.
There is a continuity of discontinuity that holds us together.
How do we further keeping still and magic at the same time – movement has to be magic.
Time is where the magic is.
See the workings of the imagination instead of obscuring them.
A little bit of this, a little bit of that. It is no big deal, but that is nothing less.
Arriving at nothing from all of this something.
Spirit is life. It flows through the death of me.
Playing death heals me of death. Dying and re-dying releases me from death.