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Preparation for starting with BAPP

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

AM skype – Practicing my Practice

 We had a great skype discussion today. We looked at the discussion as a kind of improvisation – working out how to add ideas and recognize points for questions and notice how and when to move the conversation along. This is the skill of debate rather than just a group working towards a consensus. Our goal was to understand something better by sharing ideas, and verbalizing them with others. Everyone contributed to the improvisation and we came across a few interesting ideas and points through the conversation. People are blogging about this and putting the link in the comments below. Please carry the conversation on in the blogs. 

Here are some points I found interesting:

Performance artists are used to getting things done quickly – learn it - perform it-  done!! In this course you are not getting told what to do but how to approach what to do. Although performers are getting told what to do the performance part is also what you do with it. It is quick (you have to learn steps quickly) but them you have to continue to find greater and greater meaning (depth) in the steps the more you perform them so that islike the course – something that builds knowledge the more you practice it . 

 

Questioning to find out more – not to find out answers.

 

We talked about different starting points – 1)  outside (dates and circumstances that make you start), 2) inner personal feeling of beginning something, 3) personal shifts that make you realize you have started. 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone’s post

 

13 comments:

  1. https://lorientear.blogspot.com/2020/09/module-3-kickstarting-world.html?m=1

    My blog was sparked in relation to this skype but distressed to ideas on gender, identity, and sociatal constraints. Would love some comments on quite a controversial topic. Thanks

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  2. https://jmmayor.blogspot.com/

    I really enjoyed the skype yesterday so thank you everyone for the thought provoking conversation. I blogged about the mind and body connection.

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  3. Hello! My blog was inspired by us talking about different starting points both mentally & physically, also briefly touching on what 'practice' means. https://rhiangill.blogspot.com/2020/09/wednesday-23rd-sept-815am-discussion.html

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  4. Really enjoyed this Skype discussion- I have blogged about the concept of 'In between', various starting points and the mind body link:

    https://sophiebapp.blogspot.com/2020/09/a-very-good-place-to-start-and-all-in.html

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  5. https://jlcbapp.blogspot.com/2020/09/questions-questions-everywhere.html

    This is my blog post on my thinking of questions.

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  6. https://clareisaacs.blogspot.com/2020/09/starting-seems-to-be-hardest-part.html

    My blog was aimed at the concepts related to 'getting started' plus working out your practice

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  7. Great to see all these blog posts that carry on interesting aspects of the discussion :)

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  8. It was really great to join the Skype discussion group; things came up that I hadn't even though of!
    This was my Blog immediately after the Skype session. First of all just my initial feelings!...There will be more to come!
    https://laurenslater-klein.blogspot.com/2020/09/do-i-feel-like-ive-started.html

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  9. https://anderson-emily-ks.blogspot.com/2020/09/questions-questions-questions.html

    Hello for my blog I did a summery of the Skype session and picked out the points I felt were key and what I took away from the discussion :) A big one was not to identify my job as being my practise

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  11. It was really great to join the Skype discussion group; things came up that I hadn't even though of!
    This was my Blog immediately after the Skype session. First of all just my initial feelings!...There will be more to come!
    https://laurenslater-klein.blogspot.com/2020/09/do-i-feel-like-ive-started.html

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    1. Apologies for the repeated comments!...I seem to be having trouble; my Blogs or comments don't post! But then appear twice!

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  12. https://shelleycalvinbapp.blogspot.com/2020/09/what-is-my-practice.html

    I really enjoyed this weeks discussion, it gave me a lot of new avenues of thought about 'practice' which I go into in my latest post.

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