Archive for the 'Words' Category

A two man dig

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

The physical work of digging and the transformative power of hard yakka. When you dig a hole or shovel dirt there comes a point where it becomes about just doing it. It is obvious whether or not you have dug the hole, whether or not you have put your thoughts into action or they have […]

Excavate Review - Canberra

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Excavate Reviewed by Celeste Tripodi
Created and performed by Jacob Lehrer and David Corbet. Presented by the Australian Choreographic Centre. Monday 22 August.

Improvisation in dance is always taking a risk, and Excavate effectively captured the essence of confronting relationships and how we, mentally and physically, deal with these emotions. Lehrer and Corbet brought with them fantastically […]

Entwinement - Entanglement

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

Before performing tonight we sat and spoke. We spoke about a variety of things and on many levels.
It gave us a chance to settle from the technical set up and entangle our thoughts in preparation to perform. We are using the word entwinement or entanglement to describe this preparation process.
It is another piece […]

Uncertainty Argument

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

“That is, they are mutually exclusive, yet jointly essential for a complete description of quantum (performance) events.”

More not knowing

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

Through the rigorous action of ‘not knowing’ and ‘ not doing’ we begin to see and experience the simplicity within complex structures. Being a working pair, our work revolves around the universality of relationship, be it physical, personal or other. We came to Canberra not knowing what the outcome would be. It has been a […]

Not Knowing

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

A capital K on the knowing…
We’ve been working with uncertainty, allowing, not knowing, not doing and using these ideas as part of our process. From the DailyTao :

Practice not-doing,
and everything will fall into place.
In our performance work we spend a lot of time exercising various performative ‘muscles’ - some of these are […]

From the books

Friday, August 19th, 2005

The following text was compiled and edited together from three novels. Written on the body by Jeanette Winterson. The Tree of Man by Patrick White. Cloudstreet by Tim Winton.
What you risk reveals what you value.
One day, one clear, clean, sweet day in a good world in the midst of our living.
Will you look […]


Thursday, August 18th, 2005

When we were planning the residency, Jacob asked us each to bring a favourite novel. Last night we read a short section from our chosen novel to each other. There seemed to be a number of corresponding thoughts and resonances with what we’d unearthed so far in our practise in the studio.
This morning […]

Residency begins

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

This blog is a limited documentation of the residency undertaken by Jacob Lehrer and David Corbet, with the assistance of Dianne Reid, at the Australian Choreographic Centre, August 15 - 23, 2005.
This blog is intended to serve as a document for our own reference as well as allowing another entry point into the […]

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