For me the notion of ‘game intelligence’ is so important. It’s simple, it basically means knowing how to associate with other players. The rest follows, the physical aspects, the technical aspects. But understanding the game, that is what is most important.
– Xabi Alonso, Spanish Football team, The Sunday Times, 4 July 2010
I was thinking, as I read Alonso’s very considered and provocative thinking about the state of football in England, that this comment — about how it is that we associate with others — is fundamental to collaborative/devising performance processes. The how of the dancing is less important.