receptive edge

Over many years and many trials and errors, we learned that sensitivity at every moment to one another and the audience is more important than self-expression.

Peter Brook p.196 The Improvisation Game, Chris Johnston. NHB. 2009

Working with voice highlights for me the issue of holding a receptive edge to expression. In Freeforming our use of voice is to “sound out” our partners. Our voices must represent and an attitude of both representing ourselves and receptive enquiry. It is not call and response in the sense of “one moment i sound  the next I listen”. Our shuttling must be so fast that it occurs within what both me and my partner will experience as “this moment”. I again come back to an image of finding my way with an antennae.

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