ROUNDUP 1 March 18th

by Haggai Cohen-Milo


DANCE: Dana Katz & Chihiro Shimizu
MUSIC: Mateo Lugo, James Shipp & Haggai Cohen-Milo 

1st Round  (Dana & Mateo)

Dana: Would you be interested in playing an interpretation of any section from Dark Side of the Moon, you can change the material however you like.
Mateo:  Always be in one of two states.  The first state is shaking - anything just shaking.  The second state, you choose one movement and you repeat it, any organic change you notice in your repetitive movement you incorporate.

2nd Round (Mateo, James and Chihiro)

James: You can’t use your legs, they don’t work. You wish to, you long to so badly, but you can’t.
Chihiro: I see 2 scenes, first is a carnival, kids, lot’s of noise, etc. at some point balloon pops and switch to 2nd scene.  The most quiet biggest lake, and there’s a boat with an old man on it.
Mateo: You make your way from one side of the room to the other side. At any point you stop, close your eyes and dance the oldest choreography you remember learning.

"you can't use your legs"

3rd Round  (all performers)

Haggai: You are in 2 states/relationship with each other: love and hate.  When involve you can’t touch and when you are in the hating emotion you have to maintain physical contact at all times.
Chihiro: Can you play as if you are on a conveyor belt moving around this room?
ateo: Whenever you choose one of you stops and strikes a pose.  The other one has to mirror this pose every details with slight exaggeration.
Dana:  Each time the sound comes around it paints a day from sunrise to sunset.
James: When you are the loving state you are united by your hatred for the audience.
Chihiro: Can you play in such a way as you make the sound move around the room the color changes, starting with white and going to yellow, oranges, red, and then brown.  Like this.

4th Round (all performers)

Audience to Musicians: Please play the grooviest thing you ever played?
Audience to Dancers: Can you put every action you do on the beat of the music? Moving and not moving - whatever this means to you.
Dancers to Musician:  Can you make the grooviest music you’ve ever played in the Baroque Style?
Musician to Dancers: Can you make the last minute of the piece, the coda, where you exhaust the rest of the energy you have left, whatever this may take.