1 thought on “Performance Group Potlatch

  1. It finally dawns on me to sally forth with the opening volley or to spade the first earth or plant the first stake or some such thing.

    This Potlatch is a place for anyone with an interest in Lacuna’s doings, my various papers, or in starting your own performance group, or in maintaining an existing one. It’s an opportunity to engage in rants and discussions.

    As I’ve said in other places, my private cause is to encourage eager and creative performers to explore the possibilities of group collaboration and the development of new work. Feel free to use this site to inspire one another and share news of your efforts.

    I realize I’m being a little bit of a Miss Mary Sunshine with this. Part of the mystique of a group lies in its insularity and separateness from the rest of the world. It’s not necessarily the best thing to do to get chatty about your processes and personal dynamics and philosophy if you want to engage in truly original work. This invitation to chat is more an encouragement for students. Consider it, too, a place to share working ideas at an appropriate level of cool abstraction or a place to discuss matters of business and management.

    For those reading “Work in Progress: New Performance Methods:” It is just that, a work in progress. I keep adding to it when I can find the time to engage more improvisatory thinking-through. Eventually, I will (I promise) get to more concrete performance matters. Bear with me. I’m trying to get myself and my readers situated theoretically. Then I have to stumble upon the brilliant practical implementations. If the theoretical stuff I’m laying out inspires you to work out your own implementations, go for it and then let us know…

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