This blog is a small documentation of the creation process of this years Charity Performance „walking“. I wanna open a new space, a door, to give you the opportunity to see how this comes to life. I will post articles on a regular basis and share with you my thoughts in creating. Feel free to comment, ask questions and be a part of it.
You did not hear from me for a while. I was caught up in some processes that I did not feel like sharing. I had some questions in my head on the topic of Freedom. If you are clicking in for the first time, we dedicated our this years Yerba Buena Charity theatre production to this topic. I was confused cause I realized we all believe in the romantic idea of the concept but we are lacking the definition of it and a common understanding on what freedom means and what it is.
For me Freedom does not mean to being able to do all I want without thinking of other peoples needs I am actually trying to find the middle. I feel very free sometimes when I am surrounded by the community. But the struggle of find the middle between what is good for the community and my own desires are sometimes really hard to find. We find ourselves in so many different stages in so many different processes yet living in the same time and sharing the same place. Creating a space where everybody can grow and help others to grow is the goal. A culture of love.
Sounds clear but it is really confusing at times. So how can we actually access that?
The piece is about freedom. Its shades, its tastes, its expressions. There are many different ones and they are all interesting and beautiful. I am seeing at all these dancers and I am studying them and their perception of freedom. I am learning a lot. We work on some tough stuff and I am trying to push them in the direction of finding their own taste of expression and freedom.
We need to start to feel. Feel our bodies again, feeling the floor under our feet representing security and unity with nature, feel our chest lifted high representing the air in our lungs and unity with the universe, feel our body extend to its maximum representing that we are eternal with all our versatile desires and needs. Maybe then our dance tastes like freedom.
Thank you for taking the time to step into my thoughts.
You´ll hear from me very soon.