The solo making process… Charlotte Arnold (2nd Year)

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TITLE: the solo making process

A mental script for the initial making of a solo:

SCENE ONE:

Main character is alone in a dance studio, music is playing in the background (the writer recommends Motown).

I need a movement

*does a move*

How about this?

No.

No, I always do that.

Okay, something else…

*does a move*

How about this?

No. I don’t wanna do that.

*does a move*

Okay, how about this?

No, that’s not right either

Okay, well I’m just going to improvise for a bit, maybe something will come to me.

*improvises*

Stop, go back to that move.

Okay this could work.

*repeats move*

Alright, what could I do after this?

*does a move*

This?

No.

*does a move*

This?

No.

*does a move*

This?

Alright this could work.

*does first two movements*

Yeah, alright we’re getting somewhere.

How about I whack this move in?

*does move*

Good… good! What next?

*tries several different moves*

Hmm, none of this works

Maybe if I put something before the first move

No.

Okay I don’t even like this anymore.

I’m scrapping it.

Alright, back to the beginning- I need a move.

*stands hopelessly for five minutes*

Maybe I should close the curtains.  Maybe that will help.

But then I don’t know what anything will look like.

*curtains remain open*

*repeats original movements*

Yeah I still hate this.

This is fucking awful, why can’t I come up with anything. I am shit.

*walks and plays on phone for ten minutes*

Maybe if I had music then it would be much easier… but I don’t have any music.

Okay let’s just put on some funky tunes and see what happens

*changes song and bops to music for a little while*

Nope.

Nothing productive is happening.

*turns off music*

I’m out of here. I’ll do it tomorrow.

*exit studio*

[Scene one is repeated at least two more times, until a small amount of material is generated.]

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