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Playing the Antitheses or the World Against the Wortd Playing the Antitheses or the World Against the Wortd
by David Sparenberg
2017-08-05 10:55:31
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Playing the Antitheses or the World Against the Wortd
a complex exercise and performance piece of oppositional speech,
movement & energy exchanges for two players

(The more practiced, the more creative this exercise can become; working toward performance ready perfection.  Use devices of fast and slow, degrees of facing toward and degrees of facing away.  Increasingly become aware of and play with the intention(s) of speech, orientation and movement. Bring structure and improvisation into dynamic harmony. The purpose and guiding inquiry of The Antitheses is to explore how each participant feels about the presence of the other—a presence that at one time will be a mirror, at another time an independent counterpoint.  Along with rhythmic time, tempo, you will want to work with the preparation effort or quality of non-action between actions at the Pause and Walk Around sequences.)

Heaven and Earth

       Heaven and Earth

Ying and Yang

       Ying and Yang

Fire and Ice

       Fire and Ice

sunri01_400Leave and Stay

       Leave and Stay

Stop and Go

       Stop and Go

Heaven and Hell

       Heaven and Hell

Near and far

       Near and far

Flesh and soul

       Flesh and soul

Here and there

       There is here

Here is there

       What is where

Where?  Ah!

(Pause)

To Be or Not to Be

       To Be AND Not to Be

To Be—To Be AND Not to Be

       To Be—Ah!  So?

(Pause)

Questions without Answers

       Questions without Answers

Answers without Asking

       Answers without Asking

The roaring Scream of Silence

       The roaring Scream of Silence

O Shadow of the Light

       O Shadow of the Light

Blackhole Keyhole Butthole

       Butthole Keyhole Black

Glass door Iron door No Door

       Iron door Glass door None

I Breathe therefore I Am

       I Breathe therefore I Am

(Synchronized deep breath followed by vigorous WALK AROUND; curiously circling or stalking)

My Mask without a Mirror

       My Mask without a Mirror

Your Face without a Mask

       Your Face without a Mask

O Sanity of Madness

       O Sanity of Madness

O Comedy of Sadness

       O Comedy of Sadness

Our Journey never ending

       Performance never ending

Earth Air Fire Water

       Water Fire Air Earth

Water Fire Air Earth

        Earth Air Fire Water

I Breathe the way I Feel

       I Breathe the way I Feel

I Feel the way I Breathe

       I Feel the way I Breathe

(PAUSE—varieties of emotional breathing: short, long, fast, shallow, deep, gasping…)

O nights of Sleepless Dreaming

       O nights of Sleepless Dreaming

One Endless Dream of Sleep

       One Endless Dream of Sleep

This Existential Threat

       My Existential Threat

I Wake Without your Hands

       You Wake Without my Hands

I Wake Without my Feet

       You Wake Without your Feet

Another Headless Morning

       Another Headless Morning

Another Day of Yawning

       Another Day of Yawning

I Breathe therefore I Am

       I Breathe therefore I Am

(Sigh Deep Breath; WALK AROUND)

The Brittleness of Love

       The Brittleness of Love

This bitter Play of Time

       This bitter Play of Time

The Suppleness of Hate

       The Suppleness of Hate

To Suffer into Light

       To Suffer into Light

From Darkness into Light

       Ah!... the Rope Walker

The Tight-rope

       The Tightrope Walker

(PAUSE)

To Be or Not to Be

       To Be or Not to Be

I Breathe therefore I Am

       I Breathe therefore I Am

(WALK AROUND; Tableau)

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Emanuel Paparella2017-08-05 14:42:02
Ah! Here is what is most needed nowadays in the search for the self and the contemplation our our humanity: less romanticism and nostalgia and more of the poetical and the reflective in the explication of an ecosophical approach to existence. Thank you David for indicating the way.


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