FISH 4


Ok now it's getting interesting - at least to me!

One of the groups stand aside and watch the other group. How do they look? Do they look like a shoal of fish or do they look like a group of contemporary dancers? Or a weird cult of some kind?

What makes them look like fish?

What makes them not look like fish?

Can you direct them to be better? (more like fish I mean)

Is it frustrating? Is it slow? What makes you enjoy watching them and what is boring?

Swap places around so that the watching group is now doing the fish, and the fish group is watching. Make it better. Make a note of what you like and don't like.

Swap again and make it better again.

Why am I asking you questions rather than telling you how to do it? Is it just to frustrate you? Actually it isn't just to frustrate you - I want you to see what you are looking at before you try and do it. It really helps to decide what you want to see before you try and figure out how to do it. A lot of the time, when people are taught what to do, they don't decide for themselves what they want to do in the first place. And that is the more useful bit of trying to do something: knowing what you want to do. Understanding what it is you want to do.

But I realise it's irritating. I know when I am learning that I mainly want to say, "Just show me!"

Actually "just show me!" is a good instruction for how to do something. If you show someone how you want something to be done, you will do it. "I want it to be like this..."

Showing = doing.

Ok next time (FISH 5) I'll tell you how to make the shoal of fish look like a shoal of fish.


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