DANCE: Holly Sass & Justin Faircloth
MUSIC: Richie Barshay, Michael Coleman & Haggai Cohen-Milo
1st round (Holly and Michael)
Holly: you cannot play C or F.
Michael: You cannot leave the ground.
2nd round (Justin & Richie)
Richie: Incorporate lots of repetition but without regular spacing between the repetition.
Justin: You can’t play for more than 5 seconds at a time.
Richie: I like arms. Use your fingers a lot.
3rd round (Holly, Justin & Haggai)
Haggai: Can you use a lot of pedestrian movement? Transform pedestrian movement into the dance.
Holly: You have to hold your bass in a different orientation, not like this (showing the normal way to play the bass).
Haggai: Start the piece where you enter in the far door near the audience and leave out the other door for the ending.
Justin: Play something jazzy.
Haggai: Have a clear dominant & submissive relationship between you - who is who can change in a moment back and forth.
4th round ensemble: (all performers)
Michael: You (to dancers) have to always be touching each other at the knee.
Justin: You (to piano) can play no less than 5 notes at once.
Richie: Create lots of floor squeaking sounds.
Holly: You all (to musicians) have to switch instruments - musicians choose (bass player moves to piano, percussion moves to bass, & piano moves to percussion).
Haggai: Start the piece with speech and end it with terrible laughter and/or crying.
Holly: You (to musicians) each take us through a natural disaster from the beginning of a storm to how is dissipates. Bass is earthquake, Percussion is Hurricane, Piano is Tornado.
5th round ensemble: (full cast) with audience directions
Audience instruction to musicians: Create the most emotionally beautiful music you can come up with.
Audience instruction to dancers: An event tool - You control the other dancer by making a loud noise/scream and the other dancer has to close his/her eyes and dance for 20 seconds. This power can go back and forth and can be used whenever you decide.
Audience instruction to musicians: Bass takes the melody line and piano takes the bass. Piano and bass play together, percussion plays by itself - those rolls trade.
Audience instruction to dancers: Leap. Or lifting - leave the ground more to make the piece less grounded because the evening so far felt close to the ground a lot.