Two things I’d love to learn how to do well:
- Play the saxophone.
Disclaimer with regards to point two vis-a-vis the link: I’ve never really been ‘seriously involved,’ (goodness gracious, one uses the same language to discuss interpersonal relationships) with an instrument - studied the piano for a couple of years, but I put a stop to lessons when schoolwork began to conflict. The only reason I want to learn how to play the saxophone is I think it sounds nice. I know nothing about it at all. I don’t even know if the soundtrack to the video has a saxophone in it. It seems like it might.
Anyhow, as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve become very interested in conscious movement - especially over the past month. I’m not necessarily interested in dance for its own sake (though dance for its own sake is a wonderful thing), but how I can learn to harness the power of conscious movement and apply it to other disciplines - such as clowning and physical comedy.
The dancer at the other end of the link knows where all of his body is at any given point. No bits are left unaccounted. An inquiry into what style of dance he’s practicing turned up an interesting analysis.
"It’s a blend of everything. Look, there’s broadway. Hip-hop." Etc., etc. "He’s learned how to move his body, and he’s doing it well."
"How can I learn to move my body like him?"
"Well…if I had to pin it down, I’d say that the closest thing to what he’s doing that you can learn here is hip-hop."
So now, in the latest stage of my quest to become a master of conscious movement, I shall foray into the world of hip-hop dancing.
Let’s do this.