(3) The performers’ process (or, in the studio): Performers of dance and theatre often run in very different circles socially and professionally. Typical rehearsal processes are very different for each – dancers often meet less frequently but for longer stretch of time, while actors might cram the same number of hours into a few short weeks – so what might a compatible process be? Can a theatre director know enough to elicit a strong performance from a dancer, and can a choreographer effectively direct an actor?
Let’s stick with the practice of posting first, and then commenting on other’s posts. Since I am posting this exactly one month before our conference date–Nov 18–I am setting a deadline of a week before–Nov 11–to post, so we can spend the last week commenting on each other’s posts and preparing for our meeting in the flesh— and the manifesto.
Carrie and Jeffrey