Trip Start Nov 20, 2007
12Trip End Jul 31, 2007
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What a treat to stay somewhere called Port Fairy, it was as cute as it sounds. I went there for a folk festival and worked on Peruvian stall. Beautiful Jewelery. I discovered I like selling pretty things to people. Working with colour. It's funny when I walk through a market if the stall owner so much as looks at me I run a mile. What a bore. I saw some of those folk too. But lots of people like a chat, and they like to hear what you think about this jumper or that jumper this earing or that earing. It was fun. Maybe next time I'll be able to stop and chat. I did do that in St Nicholas market at the Crystal stall because I was fascinated and I loved to ask him questions. He was a super keen geologist and had all sorts of interesting knowledge.
Life is super go go. It's a challenge to remember where I've got to with this thing. It's pretty late at night here...12 ish....that's good if I'm calling 12 late my sleeping patterns must be calming down.
I'm praticing my positive phrasing.....my first instinct was to write I can't remember....then I asked myself how could I say it another way. that would be more influences from my NLP weekend.
SO two sets of workshops designed. IMPRODANCE; 6 sessions looking at how sight, sound, smell, touch or awareness can lead you into a contact dance. In this case contact means connection with someone else, it has a much broader range than purely physical contact. I'm particularly looking forward to the smelling workshop, there is going to be some hilarious interaction going on..and some really weird movement inspired by pheremones. The final session will be a glorious Jam involving some very talented musicians. These workshops were inspired by the rigidity of style I've noticed in the contact world here in Melbourne. Technically fantastic....but theatrically a bit dull....Excuse me would you like to dance.....Hey In Bristol we just got on and jammed in and out of the flow with different people. That is what was so exciting about it...the freedom!! Anyhow that's a bit of a cheeky rant knowing nobody here will read it...Oooops I'm still cheeky and in respect to the dancers here they do flow beautifully and I will be going to some of there technical classes.
My other set of workshops is called Chakra 2 Chakra. a set of seven. Each workshop will explore one Chakra, through personal meditation, guided visualisation partner work involving a mix of eye contact and body contact, voice working with Lam, Vam Ram Yam Ham Aum and Hung (hoeun bit of a difficult one to spell phonetically)respectively ofr each Chakra, dance and voice in ones own space, then dance and voice as a group coming together for a final guided visualisation, with a touch of hypnotic script to allow the subconscious to make a good recording of the experience. That's the basic structure. The workshop space will be decked out with the corresponding colour(s) through cloth and or crystals, and corresponding scents.
My inspiration for this set of workshops is a couple of things. One is working with a woman called Nikki, who was a legend at Central School of Speech and Drama, she worked with sanskrit, eye contact and movements specifically to open up blocks in peoples aura. She was the only tutor at Central who pleased absolutely everyone in my Year. THE ONLY TUTOR by far!!! My other main influence is a lot of folk do meditations and stuff all on their own, maybe they've gone to a workshop but still they've done it on there own. At the end there will be questions like "How can I face the world now I'm so open?" People would get really spun out by the transition of their own inner journey and outside communication, that is why I want to give people the experience of having that inner journey AND experiencing communication with other folk. I'm really excited about it. Stefan one of my Yoga teachers who does a lot of gong work would always say "Well I recommend a cup of tea" then he'd chuckle to himself.
That's all for now I'm greedy to get another pin on my map. I just saw Demians and he has all these lines running around everywhere. Grrr.
Thanks to everyone who has replied it's great to feel the contact....sleepy Sam signing out.