First Parcon Jam!
Where: The Rocks along the Hudson River first at 23rd street then 25th street.
When: 2-5pm April 21st, 2018 - post Highline Performance
Who: 14 attendees drawing from Parcon NYC, Contact Improvisers, and Parcon movers.
What: A Parcon Jam with a discussion about how to engage the public and review of a Safety Sequence handout.
By Ione L. Lewis
Moving around not sure where my body is going to take me
Trusting myself and not having to worry about how I look
just focused on moving to the groove of my on beat
Not having to worry about boundaries within my walls
For the longest time I felt restricted and powerless in my own body
Not feeling that I had the strength or the ability to move the way I wanted
Now I feel strong, free and alive
Adding a person to my movement is kinda of scary
I have to trust them, I don't trust easy
We have to move together and listen to each other's rhythm
My balance is not so great, I may need some assistance
Will they hold me up and catch me before I fall
This awkward C.P. body, who will understand the way it moves
Who will be able to move with me and pick up my rhythm
It actually happened I was able to move with other people and trust myself
as well as them, I let go and let my my body lead me
Rolling around on a rough surface of earth, afraid of falling on my face or head
as I gripped onto the rock
Pushing my body up at first I stumbled, that's normal on unfamiliar surfaces
Finally I'm on my hands in knees
Wow, now someone is holding me up and I'm flipping over their back
Up in the air I never felt a rush like this
moving together side by side, feeling each other's energy and movements
Communicating through touch is amazing
Feeling what we may be thinking without a single word
Knowing when to start, stop or continue with just moving my body
Feeling free and alive, now I can not stop