When You Don’t Have The Internet, You’re Left With Your Thoughts

I’m on an internet diet.  Sure, it seems I’m busy momming and wifing and farming, beefing people and all that, but you’d be surprised how many minutes you can find looking at the interwebs.  So, I stopped.  I put myself on a diet. I do mail for beef and chicken sales.  I can blog.  And I also found, I can make videos.  Totally on the diet!  My cheats are watching video recaps of The Late Show with Steven Colbert and stand-up comedy.

When someone sends me a link, I’ll follow it.  Totally on the diet.  I’ve been so excited watching the development of Modern Dance in the mainstream media.  Videos, ads, comedy… all of it.  My husband sent me a great ad recently.  Great music.  Great film.  Great moves.  I can remember making those moves in real time with real dancers for real audiences a long time ago.  No video back then.  All I have is my memory of that experience performing or enjoying a dance performance.  And my poor husband sitting through all those performances.  Brother Teresa!

Dances were about the body and the lines of the body.  Not much choreography involved the face as part of the movement.  The face was neutral.  A friend of mine LOVED using the face.  I remember dancing for her and hating all this face stuff.  I did it, but I felt like I was dancing and doing a Haka for New Zealand Rugby at the same time.

Butoh ( Japanese dance theatre ) uses face, space and time to dance.  I’ve been to one Butoh concert in my life.  Here’s some advice: don’t have two glasses of Chardonnay before a Butoh concert.  … but the moments I enjoyed before I fell asleep were INCREDIBLE!  They take their time.  Your time is of no interest to them.  You can watch a scene for many, many minutes and then you’ll realize that it opened up to another scene before you realized it opened up.  … picture a time-lapse, slow motion video of a flower blossoming.

With my thoughts and inspiration we put together a farm video after Zelie got her new onesie.  Hope you enjoy …

 

 

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10 thoughts on “When You Don’t Have The Internet, You’re Left With Your Thoughts

  1. Cecilia Mary Gunther September 8, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    before i go off to watch the video – YOU FALL ASLEEP AFTER ONLY TWO GLASSES OF WINE? Whatareya! Some kind of light-weight? And again completely off the subject – I am coming to France in February – I know this is a long way away but can you email me and tell me where in France you are? I will be in Paris and Avignon. Will I be anywhere close to you?

    • Jean Curtis September 8, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      have two glasses of wine and then watch Butoh … I assure you, nap will follow.

      France!!!! I’ll mail!!

    • grasspunk September 8, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      go to google maps and type grasspunk. that usually finds us.

      • Cecilia Mary Gunther September 9, 2016 / 2:17 am

        Kept taking me to Germany.. (which in itself is pretty impressive) need more info I think?

  2. Kipper September 9, 2016 / 5:02 am

    That was crazy fun. Do you just wind Zelie up in the morning and she is on the move all day?

    • Jean Curtis September 9, 2016 / 8:48 am

      ha! It feels that way 🙂

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