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Global Underscore 2019
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Saturday, June 22, 2019: 10:00 am–2:00 pm EST (UTC-04:00)

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Amsterdam, short report & harvest







In Amsterdam we danced a "Full Underscore Practice" with the GUS 2018

 in confluence with the weekly Saturday Amsterdam Jam as a "Modified Jam".*

[*In the report of our GUS-harvest of 2017 you can read more about the Amsterdam set-up.
A longer report like that, including a more complete/specified 
sharing of the 2018 harvest,
may follow also for this year as I find this a possibly valuable given for our community. KL]










Present dancers on this 23rd of June
in this Amsterdam Underscore/jam:


Otto Roth                            Jop Nozza                        Ingeborg Wannags
Anneroos Everts              Jo An Westerveld           Monika Förster
Katerina Mekhlis             Sabrina Huth                   Tim Justo
Thijs Mullink                     Ingmar                              Diederik Burke
Laura Sol                            Paul                                    Lana Korotkova
Birgit                                   Bahar                                 Thalia Laric
Bart                                     Maaike                              
Kees Lemmens
...                                      
+Plus a few dancers whose name we might have missed, and/or who want to go unmentioned.
Dancers mentioned only by their first name either indicated preference for this mention,
or didn't write their name on the list. (Probably because I forgot to remind them of this. Sorry.)



Excerpt
of some notes of the sharing,
as written down by Lana Korotkova:
  


- interested in a person, and in not being stuck in one dance
- causelessness
- opportunity for an elongated arrival and a different depth
- noises outside intertwine with dances
- the focus was very deep
- Slow down. Take time. Graze.
- You don't have to dance with one person.
- disconnected connected - different phases for each one of us - but we're all in it
- The Underscore is a container.
- connecting all over the world
- sameness but differentness 
- growing together
- witnessing different waves
- space for solos
- The Underscore gives me the right to be in a phase for as long as I like.
- feeling free to graze, it's a relief
- feeling free and comfortable
- much more 3-4-5 people dancing than usual
- we hold the space together
- respect and sacredness
- importance of framing
- Having a common mindset
 

This Underscore in Amsterdam was organised in cooperation with the Amsterdam Jam
and facilitated by: Lana Korotkova, Thalia Laric, Kees Lemmens

Many thanks to every one involved; everyone organising, everyone dancing in the GUS
here and everywhere in the World!







Caterina
Antonio 
Fahri
Chiara
Ege
Gianmaria
Giullia
Marcella 
Gabriel
Claudia
Alessandro Gino
Alessandro
Micu
Mattia
Valeria
Valentina
Michele
Fabio
Leonardo
Alessandra
Sara
Elisa
Enrico
Brian
Cristian
Pepi






I find myself unable to process and dance with my joy because today, with these friends, the joy is too deep and too sudden. I am spending time with myself after every dance to bask in the heat of it.

How hard it is to separate your awareness from those that are an extension of your physical being. Where do I end and where does my son begin? Where does stand my wife? No dance is small no more...

familiar sounds of two separate worlds suddenly merging in one



This si our Harvest from MonteCIto/ Cordoba / Argentina 


In winter weather
We are a group of people interested in knowing, practicing and reflecting on the Underscore.
We managed to create a space of intimacy and dance. In the light of the sun's rays coming through the window, on one of the shortest days of the year. Enjoying the hug of knowing you dancing around the house planet!!!
Greetings 










Tokyo Japan / Harvest GUS 2018

23 June  11pm-3am 24 June /  as modified jam score
at night park( clay soil and grass) after rain. we all worn the raincoat &rain pants, few parsons took off those soon. (all photos were darkness always, yes! midnight outside !!!)

opening stand / facing  Buffalo, NY  ,  closing stand/ facing  Warszawa, Poland


participants: ゆあさてつろうTetsurou Yuasa ,  成田護 Mamoru Narita , しもやまれいこ Reiko Shimoyama , 大原あやかAyaka Ohhara, マルイサンカク Marui Sankaku , Mahalo MH, ヤスキチYasukichi




harvest

Tetsurou : I got on a swing when I was one  during the GUS. I was not good at swings when I was a child. I did not like the feeling of grabbing the heart when swinging in front of the swing. But at this time I was not uncomfortable, okay. So i swung higher to higher  to sky naturally,,, and naturally come back lower lower ,,,. ( just comment: it was one dance. everyone without Tetsuro  was a symbol of the observe then.  everyone touched that beautiful one dance of him. )
When the sound of the instrument echoed in the darkness of the night, there was a soft film ahead of it, and I felt that the whole venue itself was enveloped.
A person of a dream. Sensation spreading out of my chest. lost of sense of time. Connected at the moment of my life .
When I was a young I spent the night in the park with my friends, and thought, "i wander what meant for this ?" But this time I can say that "So good in this. that  was good there." . It is wonderful thing overlaying the old.

Reiko : The night park was changed a special place when chime is sounded on the drops of night grasses. I was really warm without cold during GUS.

Ayaka : GUS reminded me that we were naturally creative, resourceful and whole.I had freedom to do what I wanted to. There's no word but dialogue through the contact of body, kinesphere, and other objects.Encounters of what I unexpected. We were all fulfilled.

Yasukichi : 丸み roundness =地球のスキネスフィア skinesphere of the earth , like the 大気。大気の様な。




Monterrey, Mexico . Harvest GUS 2018


Participants
Martha Cecilia Marcoux (Saltillo), Catalina Castilla (Tampico), Catarina Lino (Portugal), Esteban Fredin, Fabiola Santamaria (Veracruz), Raúl Ramos, Daniel Ontiveros

Sharing
Daniel’s observations: We must be comfortable with one’s self in order to engage with others. The group is more comfortable with des-control, than the year before. The bass improvisation was a highlight moment. The need to practice more streaming.
Catarina’s observations: Bone structure to start movement. Activations vs Momentum. Ensemble of bodies and engagements. Music production with objects. We all disconnected and recycle through the underscore once at the same time.
Faby: “This is where we are” drawing.
Caty: “How to make a physical action during meditation?” drawing.

Fredin: “Friendship in movement” drawing

Raúl: “Una voz me dijo que la vida estaba llena de experiencias, yo le conteste que había experiencias buenas y malas, que uno no sabía cuál le puede tocar. Por lo cual me dijo, las experiencias no tienen distinción, se te presentan y duda lo más profundo de tu ser, tú decides que postura tomar”

Martha: “Feelings” drawing.





Harvest notes::Bangalore

Hi Everyone,

We had a photographer but he started dancing so we don't have much record of the harvest. I think pictures will come. These were the participants:

We did the talkthrough at about 5:30pm and started the Underscore about 7:15pm. No translation necessary. (Non-synchronous) People stayed for the most part but two left early for urgent reasons. (Sick pets and other gig.)

I was originally planning to do it at Play Practice but found out about Karthik's plan to do it at Shunya, which was a more central location. It was a pleasure and a breeze to share facilitation with Kathik. Several of us went out to eat afterwards as is the Indian way, it seems.

Paraphrased comments from Harvest: 

"It was amazing to see people who never met each other dancing together so synchronously. And when to people were on top of her it looked like a very tense situation but she was smiling!"

"Gratitude for the live music all around! They were changing the mood and listening."

"I do dance theater and I am often lost and contact jams. But when I saw you walking like this (cool guy) I was like, ok, now I am home."

Something about noticing composition that ended with headstands.

I said I noticed a group awareness building at the point when we were exhausted towards the end and everyone was lying on the floor. I was thankful for the musicians at that point. 

For several people it was their first time but everyone was in and it felt like a real Underscore!

I'll send pics along,

ox,
elise

Newcastle, Australia - Global Underscore 2018 Harvest


 Participants:

Annette Nathalia, Noel Gueco, Shoshanna Hindmarsh, Donna Lane, Owen Davis, Rachel Bond, Rahkel Bose, Christina Constantina, Luke Falcon. 



Started with words and diagrams. They looked intense.
We reflect, we connect. We started our silence.
We dance together. We draw apart. We couple. We triple. We fall into a mountain of bodies.
We cuddle, we sigh, we breath in sync.
We release.
The movement is organic. We flow like the wind, like a stream, like an ocean swell.
There was curiosity. There was joy. There was laughter.
The connections began.
At times the emotion becomes too much. I take a few moments out. I ground myself. I rejoin the flow. 
There is an opportunity to release, to learn, to be present.
The smiles are radiant. The group is small, safe and in tune.
The dance we love, and we love, and we love.
It is an honor to share the experience.

- Rachel. 


Never take for granted the power of touch.

Good dances take on levity and seem to float in space high above, even when viewed from a ladder against the wall.

The generosity of touch from another in full awareness that you can’t reciprocate. No expectation to be anywhere else than where you are.

WOW! Look how effortlessly you move now!!

Removed and Present.
 
Silence. A time to close your eyes.

I am okay. 

- Luke





- Donna











Special thanks to Annette for organising and Cadi McCarthy of Catapult Dance.