Re: a question 4 u

Thecla Schiphorst (
Sun, 20 Apr 1997 15:02:09 -0800

hi amanda

> - is it necessary for the body to be physically present in a performance?

what is the boundary of the body? where does it begin and end?
at the skin? or where it projects itself kinesthetically?
all dancers know that their body does not end at their skin,
all improvisational artists know that knowledge can be felt
outside the confines of where our body ends by scientific definition?
which brings about the question of boundary ... connection,
paths of transference (data if you will)

what does it mean to be present?
that the actual body is present? (the body could be in a coma, not paying
in awareness be dissassociated with the self)
or that projected conciousness is present? (this is possible without the
body being in the same room, will and intention are powerful activators
in performance)

warmest regards,

thecla schiphorst
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