Friday, April 22, 2011
Intimate performance at Weill Recital Hall
I guess I choreographed the dance for Zen music to perform in much bigger stage.
I was instantly thinking when I saw a big piano sitting the middle of the stage, I thought hmm, how could I dance or how I can entertain the audience sitting in front of the piano, something like that.
When Zen music has started, I usually enter the stage slowly as possible, like Noh play, and I rehearsed many times at my home studio with 12 steps, however, I had to walk even more slowly and enter the stage with 8 steps instead of 12 steps. It worked more effectively than walking 12 steps, amazingly.
When I reached the center and turned my left foot to the front and turned my body slowly to the audience, I felt good since the stage was so intimate to the audience, and close to the stage I could see every face in the audience. It was an awesome feeling that everybody seemed to breath calmly and focus on one spot.
After that, I didn't care about the huge black piano sitting on the stage and my performance space just half of the stage, I just performed as big as I possibly could and entertain the audience, from the left corner to the right corner.