When we were working on Retrospective, my dear friend K pointed out that I might be claiming improvisation as an identity because while there are many criterion for technical dancing which I prefer not to be judged by, I could noodle around but not be judged for not improvising!
But the more I see and experience, I am humbled and delighted. I don't know if I merit the label "improviser" - but when I grow up I want to be one! I feel reassured that I won't run out of things to work on for another 20-30 years at least.
Here is my knockout list so far:
- Yvonne Ng - I saw her perform at the Grey Festival in Singapore 2010, during my final year at NAFA. I knew from that moment that I wanted to make improvised solos.
- Rick Nodine and Simonetta Alessandri at the LCI celebrates Chisenhale fundraiser - 3 DAYS after arriving in London, Sep 2014. Knocked my socks off.
- Table of Contents (Siobhan Davies Company) at ICA Selfridges, 2014.
- and tonight... Sten Rudstrom at Trip the Light Fantastic Toe!