“My home is a house that wraps around you”, Marj Anslow – participant
Our second workshop kicked off on the last day of Winter and the first day of Spring – a turning point in the seasons and also for our process as a group. In Workshop no 2 (over 2 days) we did a lot of talking! And a lot of moving! It was important for all of us to discuss the project together in much more detail and for me to share some of my thoughts on what i think dance is about – philosophically speaking. Who IS dance for? And importantly what IS dance? We all have personal ideas about what dance is; from the 3 year old dancing for her family to pop music to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, to ballerinas in ‘Swan Lake’; to a Greek Australian dancing the ‘Zorba’. There are dances we watch and dances we participate in with others, as a community. And, a little on the ‘arty’ side, there is dance that tries to catch the poetics of the everyday and celebrate these moments – something I am personally interested in exploring. The group decided that ‘A ‘Visual Poem’ would be the best way to describe what the Dance Diaries film will be. A visual poem about these 6 people from Narrandera reflecting on what is home in an arc of a lifetime; a lifetime full with children, grand children, great grand children (for some!); celebrations, tragedies, community, friendship, spouses and all that is dear to us.
Participants: Doreen Angove , Marj Anslow, Betty Bradney, Bev Cornell, Chas Cornell and Gwen Lee.<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/49497560″>DanceDiariesWS2</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user3011984″>linda luke</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>