REHEARSAL B4 REVOLUTION
“I place myself as this kind of theatre director and I PLACE THE SPECTATORS as the MAIN CHARACTERS who have to follow the SCRIPT OF WORK. What the work then does is create a stage for them to get in and walk around or perform in, where that could be just engaging in the site and walking.
If we understand the REHEARSAL as a COLLECTIVE PRAXIS where a CHORUS PERFORMS a symbolic action, then PERFORMANCE is just a TRIAL SPACE (or a fictional site if you wish) which, by the mere fact of bracketed from the context of what we think of as ‘reality’, can thereby bring the possibility of creating something new, different..
In rehearsal, the player or performer has the opportunity to insert him or herself in a temporal space which is constrained by some pre-determined rules or a script. If this text is open enough, then he or she has the freedom to act in a completely different way, much more free than you normally act in real life. But of course this actor is also the link between the fictional, where new ways of making could potentially occur, and the reality, as when the rehearsal is over he keeps on living his or her own life… Rehearsals as potential spaces where we could evoke political and social changes.”
At some point, distraught by the lost of a loved one on stage, #KrittyKouture of CosmiKnots did not know what to do. We REHEARSED the REFUSAL to the regular SCHEDULE of RITUAL.
(from Nihilisa Frank)