Another short solo has come out of my practice here at Daghdha. It’s somehow more instinctive and less conceptual than the first one, stemming from a stream of consciousness instead. I have been introducing words and sentences in my usual dance practice, trying to apply the same kind of process to the text as I do to the movement: awareness, observation, appreciation and the inevitable choices that become apparent. During that practice I found a couple of gripping elements which I decide to use as pillars for the construction of the solo. This choice led to a somehow structured composition and left me wondering if I “closed” it too soon.
The question is whether to throw all the elements back in the air and see where they fall next, or accept the result of the process as it is and move on to the next effort, with the heartening knowledge that the practice can support and stimulate a fruitful creative process.