Do you ever feel like lying on the ground and just breathe to feel your senses? No I’m not talking about sleeping. Just lie on the ground, breathe and feel like you’re melting and mixing with the ground (like an ice-cream). The more you breathe the more you feel yourself blended with the ground. And you will soon feel the lightness of your body. Start hearing the noises around you. What do you hear? The buzz of an air conditioner, or maybe the cacophony of the construction site, or many the chirping of birds.
Once you’re done with the hearing senses, start on your smelling one. Smell the air and feel the mustiness or the freshness of it. Once you get, you’ll definitely feel better! And that exactly how I felt in my first theatre movement class. Theatre movement class was a collaboration of dance and theatre. It was something unusual for me. We could do anything and move.
It commenced with each person giving an introduction by saying out their name and then making a posture, which everyone will replicate in order to great that person. The point of this game was to make people understand that our activities can often lead us to remember things that we oppress in our sub consciousness. The first class was mainly about knowing both our conscience and sub conscience and ways to control them. Another activity was flocking – a technique in which everyone clumps together and does movement following a leader. The leader changes with the movement. I found this game very interesting. It can be referred as refurbishing leadership qualities – to not freak out at times when you’re given a platform to show leadership attributes out of the blue.
The activities were switching it course from theatre to dance and vice versa. There was this other game that teaches to be alert and is known as “Zip Zap Zop” and another game that aids your creative thinking ability. In a circle one person starting a story will stop half way so that the person beside him/her can continue the story. The story started by one person completely changes with the conclusion given by another.
I have never laughed so much before. It was fun to attend the workshop and I am looking forward to the next one, which is on Saturday morning!