Performance

Week of July 9 by Katelyn Halpern

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)