A group of individuals working together as a whole
– in context? A murder of minds?
‘There are several different explanations for the origin of this term, mostly based on old folk tales and superstitions.
For instance, there is a folktale that crows will gather and decide the capital fate of another crow…
…But the term “murder of crows” mostly reflects a time when groupings of many animals had colorful and poetic names. Other fun examples of “group” names include: an ostentation of peacocks, a parliament of owls, a knot frogs, and a skulk of foxes.’ – http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/a-murder-of-crows-crow-facts/5965/
“I do not take notes as they were not mine to begin with, they are ours. There are no full stops; I hope this will encourage thought to transcend the page. There are commas for something has to happen next. There are question-marks, there are always questions.”
Space, breath, darkness, light, chanting, candles
Ceremony, rites and ritual, object exchange
Changes in rhythm, dynamic, levels
Creation, space and beauty
Sheets – for projections? Above? Within?
Recycling/Upcycling – gifts, objects
Plastic bags to make crow wings? Audience contribution – bones (from Sunday roast)?
Creating a structure to use? After the performance it can be made into merchandise, knitting single plastic bags into stronger bags, they could be advertised on the website? ‘Song of Crow’ bags-for-life
Patterns of movement
– Lines and angles, direct choices, intent (erratic energy can come into either)
– Soft, curves
The journey, not the destination
Boundaries – how to enter and exit the space (rites, ritual)
Transforming space – utilising key features, tools from site specific practice, set suspended on wires, the position of audience members, use sheets to hide the building interior so can reveal at choice moments as the piece progresses
Singing bowls, could audience keep them going, do they stay ringing when passed?
The opposites – creation/destruction
Characteristics – mirror/contrast
“Penned in the post-rehearsal glow, to develop or discard. I write without restriction and these notes are presented here as part of our process.”
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