First days!!!!

Everyone arrived in Krumville yesterday and began to settle in.

Rooms chosen, lentil soup eaten, arugula harvested and suitcases partially unpacked. 

Today we had hours of meeting to go over and finalizing the dates of our shows which we will post shortly.

We began to discuss story-line ideas talking about everything from graffiti to darkness to wheels of fortune to feet crushing rocks into gravel. 

We went for our first bike ride to jump in tad-pole and carnivorous fish filled lake. 

Wheels are spinning.

Photos are coming….

 

 

 

From the opening pages of Robert Theobald’s book Reworking Success: New Communities at the Millenium.

A stranger comes to a starving town,

Promising to make stone soup.

He finds some firewood,

Uses his own pot,

Puts water on to boil.

 

As the water heats.

He wanders around,

Selecting,

Rejecting,

Cleaning

 

He adds them to the pot,

Carefully,

With strange muttered recipes.

 

Intrigued,

The villagers gather round.

This is the best entertainment

Their village has had since the famine began.

 

As they listen,

They hear the stranger admit

That while stone soup is good,

It does taste better with a pinch of salt.

 

One of the crazier people,

(Or is she actually more caring?)

Brings out some salt she has hoarded.

 

The stranger

Gets bolder,

Suggests carrots,

And potatoes,

And swedes,

And dried tomatoes

And herbs.

As each one is added,

Others remember their own stores

And bring them to the common stew.

 

We have all made something out of nothing,

By remembering the old, old lesson,

That together we can create opportunities

Which escape us when we hide

Our resources and skills from others.

 

It is time to build community again,

To share what we have,

And to experience miracles.

 

It is time to live,

Expecting grace

And finding it,

Daily,

Even hourly,

In the midst

Of our harried lives.

—-Robert Theobald

 

Ongoing Brainstorm list!

dump list :

 

Pink 

glitter

magic 

empowerment

story about seeing beauty in small things. Places where it wouldnt necessarily be seen 

Polarities: Similarly seeing beauty in dark places. Co existence between dark and light 

Interaction. 

Commonalities. Accessing what we all share. Accessibility. Inclusive. Inviting. 

Wandering vs. getting lost 

Learning through beauty and fun. 

FUNNNNN 

Sharing 

Creatures 

Dancing. Movement. Contact improv. 

Massage. 

Popcorn. Lightweight food.

GOOOOY 

Silliness 

Colors. 

Weaving. Tradition. History. Puppetry 

Evolution of process 

Wildness vs. domestication

Bicycling! Uses. Traditions. mechanics. 

Strength. 

Empowerment

Yoga! Bikes. 

Farm. Food. Nourishment. 

SUN, Wind, rain! Moon! 

Nakedness. FIREEEE 

WATER 

Myths. 

Ocean. 

afterlife. Spirite 

Songs. 

Storytelling 

Passing down knowledge 

Color BLUe

Burp 

poop talk 

shits and giggles 

Beeeeees 

Nothingness 

Bats 

Shabbatt 

Skeleton 

Languages 

Cycles 

Weaving of webs 

Spiders 

Balance 

Show and tell 

Ceremony 

Birth and death, joy and sorrow 

Democracy 

Dumps 

Plurality 

useless politics 

Dolphins

Deer 

Worms 

Spirit animals 

Owls 

Turning into dirt 

Smells 

Lack of senses 

Sensory deprivation 

BREATHE 

No language. Universal 

mixed media 

Peacocks eating poison and getting brighter 

Exaggeration of words 

Theater 

Shakespeare 

Slowness 

Intuitive process —-spontaneity

Thread in everything you do. Connected to everything. Not realizing.

Interconnectedness

Invisible sewing

Invisible glowing

invisible braces

Brace face! Barbies, totally spies

YAK

Genu

Spring – tulips, MUD, RAMPS! CHIVES, coltsfoot 

KaroLINA

walking on frozen river

fire

 

maple trees

“good thing we don’t need to name everything in order for it to come back in the spring”

-Hans

Improvisational associational wordssss  zzzzzz