1) One deep breath, first just body and after with the Viola as well. Focus on ‘sending’ the air to different areas around the body; with the Viola - body and viola try to be in sync, to start and end each actions together. Maintaining focus on the breath and not on the sound.
Observations: exhale is broad and long, inhale is relatively quick.
2) Shape change
First practice of this subject.
Flow, Directional, Carving with: body, Viola and body-Viola.
Flow feels very intimate, self-centered, minimal, speaking to itself.
Directional notices the surroundings the floor, ceiling... movement becomes more expressive and expands to more area in the space.
Carving is like performing, it is calling someone (an audience, a partner) to join. More transparent, expressive, grand. The sound of the viola become larger and more resonate in every step.
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