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