- Name: “Time out of Time: a special place” Scene/Sequence Sheet
- Date: 7/20/2019
- Artist: Sound Artist François Donato, Visual artist Golnaz Behrouznia, Dance Artist Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh, Dance Artist Anas Nahleh, Visual Artist Ren
Scene 1: Opening 00:00 – 05:00
Scene 1 Notes:
1. François: Where are the audience? Play the video without sound.
2. Abd: breakdown of the scene: Slow-motion walking -> run -> stop -> normal walking
3. François & Golnaz: What is Anas dance quality? Is there a contract between Anas and the rest of the group?
4. Abd: This is the introduction. Keywords: system, group, pattern VS individualism Anas is the exceptions. The group will eventually join Anas. There are different dimensions and subjects of liminal experiences, such as Individual, group, society experiences. Rite of passage: is a ceremony or ritual of the passage which occurs when an individual leaves one group to enter another. Rites of passage have three phases: separation, liminality, and incorporation.
Scene 2: Forming Circle 05:00 – 07:00
Scene 2 Notes:
1. Abd: Anas is the transformation agent. He initiated change. This is the beginning of a ceremony.
2. Golnaz: I had the idea of lines and swirls.
3. François & Golnaz: If Golnaz could come on August for the performance, we could synchronize the projected videos and switch of center of the dance choreography very well. Golnaz can play live.
4. Abd: There are 3 centers. One is Anas at the one side, one is Ziad in the middle, one is Emram at the other side. We switch centers from Anas to Emram, from Emram to Ziad, ect.
5. François: Two things change. Center changes. Tempo changes.
6. Golnaz: I drew something new. It is geometric.
Scene 3: The Universe 07:00 – 08:00
Scene 3 Notes:
1. François & Golnaz: Is the speed the same? Does the speed increase?
2. Abd: breakdown of the scene: forming a circle->the universe->forming a circle
3. François & Golnaz: Circle is a system. It could evolve. We can try to push the limit of the system to provoke change. If the system is exhausted, change will occur.
4. Golnaz: We can try to move as slow as possible, really push the limit.
Scene 4: Zig-zag 08:00 – 09:00
Scene 4 Notes:
1. Abd: I intend to create a system, to create order and chaos.
2. François & Golnaz: It is interesting to play physics.
3. Abd: We can define the scene and show the difficulties of the movement and formations. We could give enough efforts of each experiments and tests.
Scene 5: Compass 09:00 – 10:00
Scene 5 Notes:
1. François: Why do they move only their legs instead of their arms?
2. Abd: Collectively, seven dancers as group is a drawing tool. Individually, each dancer is also a drawing tool. This scene is inspired by the technical drawing instrument: compass. I am intended to create infinite loops or infinite circles.
3. François & Golnaz: A pair of compass has two legs, the straight or the steady leg and the adjustable one. It is interesting to see dancers balance between the steady leg and the adjustable leg. We could consider playing with the idea of losing balance or struggle to keep balance.
4. Abd: This is scene is also inspired the spinning coins. Seven dancers also collectively spring back and forth.
5. Golnaz: I think of the bouncing spring effect.
Scene 6: Equalizer 10:00 – 12:00
Scene 6 Notes:
1. Abd: This scene has a sense of separation.
2. Ren: Are dancers facing the audiences or facing the side of the stage?
3. Abd: Side of the stage. After this scene, dancers form the universe again. (30 seconds)
Scene 7: End of the Ceremony 13:00 – 14:00
Scene 7 Notes:
1. Bashar: There is a scene which is not recorded. Dancers are weaving to each other.
Scene 8: Break the Trance 14:00 – 15:00
Scene 8 Notes:
1. François & Golnaz: Is this the moment braking the mechanism? We suggest to have no sound but the snap. There is another moment we can have no sound but the stage live sound. That is the moment dancers step. The stepping sound is interesting. 2. Abd: It is a moment audience come back to reality. The previous scenes may induce audiences into a trance. When I was watching, I tried to count. But for many times, I lost count. Sometimes I had a hypnotic experience. When dancers move forward and backward, I image them getting stuck in time.
3. Abd: There is sequence that dancers form a group; some lay on the floor.
4. François & Golnaz: For this sequence, we expect an acceleration. There are moments look like a quick version of previous movements in a sequence. To the audience, this might be repetitive.
Scene 9: Two Groups 15:00 – 18:00
Scene 9 Notes:
1. Abd: Seven dancers are divided into two groups of four and three. Four dancers are form a plus sign. Three dancers form another pattern. Seven dancers eventually join together. The division also echoes with the concept of the separation.
2. François & Golnaz: It is interesting to have two groups doing different things at the same time. But for a while, it is hard to know where to focus. We can actually guide the audience to focus on one group, then shift to another, then back to the one before by varies ways.
3. François: I see a pendulum effect.
4. Abd: The two groups actually influence each other.