Week of July 9

This week, I’m sharing the text I wrote as part of a scene in my dance company’s show JUICE. We’re rehearsing it right now for a show on July 12.

JUICE
Scene iii: Yelling
(totally new energy, dance cue to turn bodies and faces US - BIG ENERGY. M presentational, they can see her and I guess she can hear them now? M cycles big Moto, the phrase, pulling everything to the front)

BOTH: Keep it coming, keep it coming, keep it coming, keep it coming!
A: Louder!
J: Yes!
A: Louder!
J: Louder!
A: I said louder!
J: Two words!
A: Keep it coming!
J: Yes! Say YES!
A: Yes!
J: Yes Yes!
A: Louder! Yes!
J: Louder!
A: Keep it coming!
J: Keep it coming!
A: Louder!
J: Louder!
A: Louder!
J: It doesn’t get any louder! (<<MUST BE TRUE)
BOTH: (huge roar together - peak volume)
J: Keep it coming! (keep the volume and energy very high)
A: Keep it coming!
J: Keep it coming!
A: Keep it coming!
BOTH: (overlapping) Keep it coming, keep it coming, keep it coming!
A: What did you expect?
J: I know!
A: Yes!
J: Now I know!
A: Do you?
J: What do you expect?
A: Keep it coming!
J: Keep it coming! Louder!
A: Yes! (start to decrease volume)
J: Louder!
A: Yes! (repeat Louder/yes with high intensity and decreasing volume until you reach a whisper, then, J switch to “yes” also.)

(kh, 2017)

Week of June 4

This week, I’m starting to share work about once a week. Here’s a poem I made in the recent past.

What To Do (or How to Do It)

Carry your dog like a baby
Carry your baby like a watermelon or a loaf of bread
Don't carry your own watermelons and bread; get someone else to do that

Put your baby on a leash and put the dog in a stroller
Put your baby in a motorized car and your dog on a drone
Are you getting all this?

Put the baby on your tongue
Put the dog's tongue inside your own mouth
And remember to rinse and spit before you kiss the baby

(kh, may 2018)