april 26, 2001 // i don't like improv //
i found liz roman's modern dance class at rhythm and motion dance center
to be earthy and athletic. a lot of her movements have you going upside down, really forcing you to ground yourself. i still have a difficult time
fully supporting my weight so i don't let myself go. i'm still apprehensive about handstands. i should practice at home against the wall. :)
a good portion of her class was also dedicated to improvisation and although my body was warm from the warm-ups, it tensed up
when it was time to direct the focus towards moving with another person rather than as an individual. improv seems efforless for some people but i feel
awkward and self-conscious.
of course, a good improvisation set also depends on who you're playing with but unfortunately, my partner was a novice. she and i spent about 30 minutes (but it felt like
forever!) just rolling around and getting in each other's way.