Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Street Training

I went Street Training in Hoxton last night with artist Lottie Child and assorted trainees. It was great.

Really spacious, unbounded fun and play. By the end I felt relaxed, expansive and somehow clean. 

She taught us what a five year old had taught her about how to play and be joyful in the street.

And then we were off.

My favourite bits were the bicycle bell orchestra, where half the group played rhythms on the bells of bicycles locked up to a bike rack while the others danced, and the welcoming committee, where four people did a kind of swaying dance on one edge of a zebra crossing, while a man crossed over towards them. Upon arriving he looked at them strangely. One of the dancers opened her arms: "Welcome to this side of the pavement!"