19 April 2006

B Collective Public Improvisation Experiment

The following came through me during the first Public Improvisation Laboratory put on by the B Collective at Aldrich's Market in Port Townsend, WA, yesterday April 18th. They are planning to continue the labs on Tuesdays from 2-5PM for the foreseeable future.

I was invited by Nalla Walla of the collective. I arrived some time between 3 and 4, I think. I was having a late lunch of food from the deli downstairs and just took a seat to watch. At 4:30 or so they stopped their to do some writing and invited me to write as well. Here's what I wrote:

Flowing bodies moving in trust through balance
and constantly flirting with imbalance
Tableau- a moment frozen
the bodies hot
it doesn't last
the flow goes on


Thinking through the lense
arranging space and color to capture moments
impossible to hold


Improvisation eating the crunch of chips
the savory fare in dance with moving bodies
eating time consuming space attention to limbs in motion

the audience performing the performers watching
no one knowing their role

chewing on the grist of conflicted emotions
uncertainty about how to feel the right from left

a spoonful of coucous and lentils topped off with the cool tapioca as deliveries move through
the dolly clangs on bump in the floor as we enter into the Experiement of Spontaneous Activity in the public arena.
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