Sunday, November 1, 2009
Alexandra Thomsen Wolfe
Heidi and I perform a duet in the guest choreographer Chad Hall's piece called Rip Tide. The duet is very intense and conveys a very particular attitude. In order to help us become more in tune with each other as well as more aware of the intention of our duet, Chad Hall had us come up with words and phrases that characterize or capture our movement. This is what we came up with:
chasing and escaping, stand off, anticipation, trick, grasping, reaching, out for blood, defensive, pushed, pinned, caught, out of breath, offense, need to fight back, sneaky, frustration, attack mode, spoke, getting on track, free, caught off guard, revenge, final attack, final escape, pride, false security, surprise arrest, defeated.
It was really helpful to do this because Heidi and I both realized what the true meaning of our movement is and what the quality of the movement is. After doing this we were able to perform the duet with a lot more conviction.
PHoto: Sara Tollefson