So, here at last, I am writing my first post.
My intention was to write much more from the very start but this is what happens when we plan ahead too much.
Words have been always very important to me and have gone along with choreographic projects, sometimes helping the process sometimes overlapping with it.
It was 8 months of no training – my very first period of no training since I am a child, this was somehow interesting:
as an Alexander Teacher I have learnt the importance of non doing what is habitual.
Being in this state for the first time has been also scary and challenging during this first 10 days of residency.
So I have been trying to get back to physical work. A lot of what I am looking for – a somehow closed and open structure – can be found only when I am in a good communication with myself and my body as well – even when I am not performing myself my way of reading a work or creating one is surely much more refined when I am here instead of trying too hard to be.
The Alexander technique would say: stop end gaining.
I am trying to find ways to work on myself in my daily practice without limiting myself too much – finding a bridge between what I know and what is new.
During these days I am observing that I prefer shifting from one point of view to another, from one discourse to another – in order not to trap myself too much by myself.
I am shifting between my studies of -shiatsu and the meridians- to Alexander Technique and I am trying to make it simple.
I am far from the creation of a system but I am looking for words to communicate with others what I find.
Still my faith in words and communication is not that great at the moment – not sure anything can be really taught, at the end we are our own teachers.
Words help me having a reference, a sort of map and probably an order of discourse.
I do not want to get in details right now, and I do find them boring.
I am just starting a little writing here that can help me track where I am right now and actually by the end of this short text I do have a couple of choreographic ideas I do want to try. Although I am not in ‘creation’ right now I am working on finding some new ways of describing reality and therefore to set -material that can not be set-. This writing does not say anything but goes along with the process. I do not write what I find but I find it through the writing.
It is all for today.