Ben and I returned to rehearsals last week for our piece Hammock, which will premiere at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on September 8-9, 2011. Our hammock arrived last week, and one of our first tasks in rehearsal was assembling the hammock stand, and then taking it apart. We spent thirty minutes repeating this task until we had a precise sequence. It was hard. And tiring, meditative, fun, terrible, boring, thrilling…I like this sort of range in rehearsal. We only looped the sequence for thirty minutes and I’d like to try it for longer durations in the future: you can learn a lot in the repetition of simple tasks that I think prepares your body and mind for complexity.
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