The Underscore is a
structure for collaborative improvisation involving movement (including contact
improvisation) and sound. The
Underscore was developed by Nancy Stark Smith and she has invited a group to
research this material for 10 days at Roehampton University.
The Underscore guides
movers through many phases of physical and metaphorical states, internal and
external, from slow and introspective to energetic and wild.
We consider this sharing as
a combination of serious play and embodied critical thought.
There will be about 32 of
us practicing the Underscore between 3pm and 5pm. You will be free to come and
go as you wish, change vantage point, and write or draw your impressions,
observations, insights and questions.
We encourage you to observe
this discourse between bodies and sounds in space and, if you like, to join us
at the end for silent reflection and then a brief discussion to share and
Who: Nancy Stark Smith, Mike Vargas (music), David Leahy (music), Lalitaraja, Robert Anderson, Colleen Bartley, Anna Jussilainen, Alistair Edmunds, Annie Lok, Caterina Mocciola, Genevieve Cron, Jo Blowers, Joachim Wohnhas, Joana Auber-Warren, John Koratjitis, Jonathan Megaw, Juliet Shelley, Kathy Crick, Lucy May Constantini, Mary Pearson, Monique Kroepfli, Nancy Hughes, Saskia Chaplin, Suna Imre, Tamara Ashley, Vanio Papadelli, Walter Weiler, Yanna Papadopoulou, Yeong, Simonetta Alessandri, Pavlos Kountouriotis