Friday, 17 June 2011

Journeys 6

In No One Place
Being everywhere and no where in the body all at once.....
       ..........every one of your trillion-billion cells activated all at once (as Deborah Hay might describe it!)

Video: Unedited, static shot, placed in a black frame.

Untitled from Vida Midgelow on Vimeo.

Dwelling and Moving On
Finding a vocabulary, a way of moving... 
stay with this material..
.... what is the nature of it? Where is it? How does it 'move'?

Note when another impulse draws you. (You may choose to to go in this new direction or let the moment pass...)

When ready...
......Establish a new area of exploration ... a new way of moving, new material in which to dwell...
....finding a 'thing', stay with it, shift on.....
      ......dwelling and moving on .... dwelling and moving on.

Video: two lightly edited versions of this improvisation are layered into a composite image such that 'dwelling' and 'moving on' begin to merge.

Untitled from Vida Midgelow on Vimeo.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Journeys 5

Interior Routes and Pathways.

Imagine a small marble ball is inside your body - rolling along bones, around joints and through sinew. As the ball follows its’ own pathways, your body at these locations reacts to its’ presence, whilst other parts of the body remain largely unaffected.

…imaging two balls at once……the ball(s) shifting from the inside to the outside of the body and back again.

Video: Following pathways in the body - speaking/dancing version 

Internal journeys movement improvisation: tracing a ball rolling through the body from Vida Midgelow on Vimeo.

Video: Following pathways in the body - camera / dancing version

Internal journeys movement improvisation: 'ball rolling' task from Vida Midgelow on Vimeo.

Journeys 4

Traversing through space together...
Dancer and Camera both directing and following lines of travel, forging pathways through space.

(This could be a game between two dancers - neither is leader nor follower - it is an interactive exchange)

Video: A game traversing space between dancer and camera
(Lightly edited, filmed at mid height, with a dolly)

Improvisation: Dancer and camera traversing through space togther from Vida Midgelow on Vimeo.

Journeys 3

Traversing the Space. Shifting planes.
Traveling across the studio from left to right, whilst paying attention to both the vertical and horizontal...

Video: 3 Journey's placed together on screen

Untitled from Vida Midgelow on Vimeo.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Journeys 2

Working with an awareness of your spatial geographies ...
Take a journey from one place to another.
From floor to standing
From one point in the studio to another
From the vertical to the horizontal
From the left to the right
From up to down

..... whilst dancing note the pathways you take to complete this journey .... try the most (in)direct route.

Video: From the vertical to the horizontal
(Tim filming and small edit to cross fade between moments in the journey)

From the horizontal to the vertical: improvisation from Vida Midgelow on Vimeo.