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"With this impressionistic page, I aim to give a sense of the atmosphere of the Passage workshops.
The video clips (edited from workshop footage by Peter Anderson) range from deeply concentrated improvisation and
rehearsal to informal warm-up activities. I wanted to show the various qualities present in Passage and the states that the
dancers experience.
Scrolling down, you will find images to click on for video clips intermingled with fragments of my speaking in workshops.
This page also links to a gallery of still images taken in performance by Pau Ros." R. L.

.Passage performance image
image gallery
(photographs by Pau Ros)

To view the videoclips you need QuickTime installed in your browser, click here to download it if you don't have it.
To play the movies at low resolution click on the thumbnail, some of the movies are also available at high resolution, if you have a broadband connection you can view these by clicking on the
[hi res. movie]link below the thumbnail (sizes from 1.3 to 4.7 Mb).
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“Stroke down your partner’s spine as if you are brushing a horse’s mane.”
Passage rehearsal images

copying warm up

[high res. movie]
“There is no possibility that you could lose connection.”
Passage rehearsal images

‘fluff’ game with crisp packet

[high res. movie]
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Passage rehearsal images

the first daisy chain appears

[high res. movie]
Passage rehearsal images

children’s lifts

[high res. movie]
“Walk without disturbing the air.”
Passage rehearsal images

‘body parts’ chase

“Bring your body into an antler stance to ward off the invisible follower…”
Passage rehearsal images

‘poo puddle’

“… and in this place of being energy-less, what is it like to try and take a step, a shuffle?”
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Passage rehearsal images

chatting in circle

[high res. movie]
. “…energy is going to spiral up, into your rib-cage, swirling around the lungs, filling up to the base of the skull until you are absolutely full of energy - and you open your eyes, and you walk…”
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first ‘tails’ improv

[high res. movie]
“… moving as leaves in the breeze, find tiny, teetering points of counterbalance with a partner.”
. “Listen through your hand right through the line of tails to follow the person at the very front of the line.”
Passage rehearsal images

following/copying

[high res. movie]
. “Catch the breeze, put a finger to the wind, test the water.”
Passage rehearsal images

flocking, following Gladys

[high res. movie]
“Keep your strength fluid…”
Passage rehearsal images

‘sticky hand’ improv

“Know who you are passing without having to look at them.”
Passage rehearsal images

‘long tails’

[high res. movie]
“Let different body parts drag you off balance
in quick succession, pulling you across the room…”
“Follow her, noticing the tiniest movements under your hands as if you are following a swimming otter. Be an extension of the tail.”
Passage rehearsal images

‘display’ improv

[high res. movie]
"Rest in these airborne, delicate places, like a gull soaring in a thermal uplift...";
Passage rehearsal images

Gladys lift

[high res. movie]
“As you pass each partner in the dance, squeeze their hand as if giving a secret note.”
Passage rehearsal images

‘catch the breeze’ phrases

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