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IDOCs » "The two sides of touch" ImpulsTanz - Vienna- 25/07/2013
In this IDOC you will find the description of the fourth day of the workshop and videos of the same duet filmed by three different "watchers".

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Documentation as a reflexive tool for movement and composition awareness

The aim of the class is to train perception and composition awareness through the dialogue between a sensorial exploration and its documentation. We will take a score from Lisa Nelson as daily movement practice. I have named it " The two sides of touch”. We will document this practice with drawing, filming, writing and talking scores. Participants will circulate between all modes and uses them as reflexive tools to unfold their movement and performance awareness. The multi-sensorial and polyphonic documentation built up along the week, will operate as a feedback system: Students will understand and communicate their point of view through the documents they will produce. In that way they will share their knowledge and teach each others.

You can find the whole description of the workshop here:


25/07/2013, Day 3: With Jenny Beyer, Magda, Mariah Martens, Alexandra Maricich, Dicle Dogan and Dila Yumurtaci.


I proposed to watch the video fragments made by watchers the day before see: We noticed that one scene had been filmed from several point of views .

The score we played  that day came out of this observation: One couple  played "The two sides of touch" score, one person was the environment, the other was the explorer. The explorer could use his hand to explore the environment or use the environment to explore herself. They stayed first in a limited area ( around one hand) then this area expanded to the whole body. Explorer and environement both shifted from being eyes open and eyes closed. All other participants where "watchers "and filmed the duet, following their interrest, with video camera and iphones. (As a watcher, Magda decided to draw instead of film). 

Doers and watchers had the possibilitie to call for:

"open" : eyes open

"close" :  eyes closed

"pause" : sustain a stilnness for as long you can or  as long it is alive

"change" :  from environment to explorer role

"report" : verbalise your experience as "doer" or "watcher"

We went for 20 min for each couple and completed the cycle after one hour.

Couples where: Magda and Mariah Martens, Jenny Beyer and Alexandra Maricich, Dicle Dogan and Dila Yumurtaci.  


About the calls see the Idoc about Lisa Nelson work:


Note about the video editing: I decided to focus on   "Jenny and Alexandra " duet and edit some of the fragments filmed by the watchers. In the editing, I  allowed myself to use the call "repeat"  as a way to sharpen the attention to movements details. Again, these short films are one possibility of playing with the fragments and I would be curious to see other interpretations.


I have made one idoc for each day of the ImpulsTanz workshop. You can find all the overwhole documentation in the folder:

Another folder that gathers document of a similar proposal in Ponderosa 2012:










Dicle films Jenny and Alexandra
Mariah films Jenny and Alexandra
Dila films Jenny and Alexandra

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