Diane Alison-Mitchell posted an update 1 year, 5 months ago
Insights from my experience as a movement director in “Dancing since strapped to their mothers’ backs: movement directing on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s African Julius Caesar” in Shakespeare, Race and Performance – The Diverse Bard, Routledge 2016, edited by Delia Jarrett-Macauley.
“… My process in rehearsals began with a workshop based on exploring rhythms physically. The cast played rhythms on their bodies, sounded rhythms, made associations and interacted with the rhythms in the space. This exploration tapped into the cast’s individual rhythmic sensibilities from their own heritages, and was also a means to connect their feet firmly to the floor and ground their bodies. It was the space from which the movement work was initiated….”