Saturday, August 14, 2010
Story adaptation and sleeve design by Rachel Percival, 1967. Music by Peter Wishart.
Band 5: Mother of Grendel. Slow, twisted and grotesque movements in all directions (especially backwards), stopping in different shapes...always listening. Practise holding different shapes.
Band 6: Battle II. Slow, strong movement in all directions using the whole body. Slow motion fighting with swords. For Beowulf's Magic Sword, use both hands on the handle: practise body slowly curving and arching in all directions; balancing on one leg, lean over in different directions; keep the sword slowly swinging all the time. In pairs, choose either Beowulf or the She-Monster (sword against claws), all in slow motion.