Monday, August 07, 2006





What does intersubjectivity look like? Am I getting closer?
These are some video stills taken from the La Pedrera 'performances' in Barcelona on the 2nd July. I thought my audience members were very accommodating...

2 Comments:

Anonymous Marina said...

April,
My encounter with your fascinating work has inspired me greately and as you know I even started looking into intersubjectivity myself in the last year of my dance degree (greately inspired by our lengthy conversations around the essence of the lived experience and your influential teaching and supervision in my dissertation). Now as a trainee dance movement therapist I have come to appreciate its immense relevence within human relationship and indeed existence...we exist in relationship. The other is a mirror of myself... We gain an insight of ourselves through reflection...to see and to be seen...is to be aknowledged as existence in the present... the eternal here and now... So I dedicate the following passage to you (found in Helen Payne's Dance Movement Therapy Theory and Ptractice 2005, p64) written by a patient suffering from dementia....

I CAN ONLY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MOMENT I AM IN
THIS MOMENT IS PERFECT
IT IS WHOLE
I WILL BE ITS COMPLETENESS
NOT BEING A PAST OR FUTURE
FOR 'ALL' IS CONTAINED WITHIN THIS MOMENT'S PURE FREEDOM
I WILL BE ITS ALL
IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT....

I hope to see you around at Roehampton, all the best to your work...

love,
Marina

7:57 PM  
Blogger April said...

Marina,
Thank you for your lovely comment. It is very relevant to the writing I am doing at the moment, coincidentally around the idea of the present moment. I have found two quotes for you...The first is taken from Rosemary Lee's writings on the ResCen website and the second, from Valerie Preston-Dunlop's book Looking at Dances (2000).
“Pursuing the analogy of a time line, then the only place left is the present. You want to be able to ride the present, to be in the present; that means in the body, in the present time, in the present space.

Being in the present
Equals being in a supple state
Equals being connected to the outside
Equals being connected to the inside
Equals being present

Being present
Equals being beautiful
Equals embodying intent
Equals being in the moment
Equals presence”
(Rosemary Lee)

“Dancing phenomenally is a constant becoming,
not I was, not I will be,
not I was there, not I will be there
but I am here.”
(Preston-Dunlop, 2000:56)

Being in the present is phenomenal and it is surely only within the open moment of the present that intersubjectivities can unfold.

My best to you

April

5:56 PM  

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