Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Contact Improvisation as Prompt

This is part I of "Margaret's Ghost" with Carolyn Stuart and Patrick Gracewood - Touch Monkey - perform this contact improvisation dance performance. Contact improvisation is about movement in relation - writing is about relating with your audience, the character relating with each other and with their setting.

Use this performance as a prompt for writing a short story. (Part two is available if you want to see more.) Who are these people in the dance? What is their relationship? What is their story? Or keep it abstract and how does it make you feel? What is your body's response to this dance?

Or try this ... 
If you and I were alone tonight, I would like to ....