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provoking not telling

A couple of weeks ago I went and listened to Lost Dogs Ben Duke talk to Told By An Idiots Paul Hunter at The Place. The discussion was about keeping things alive in performance.

Hunter said (among other things) that working with performers is about provoking not telling.1 He also said that restrictions create spontaneity”, and described how important it is to leave scenes unfinished (and to rehearse with gaps).

Best of all: the time it takes to discuss not doing something always takes longer than trying it out”.

It was a good night.


  1. This is precisely the same in teaching.

Up next Dancing With Myself, Oh Oh Oh teaching choreography Last Friday (6 September) I attended a roundtable discussion at Independent Dance in London called What is it to teach choreography? The session was
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