I realised that I so so so enjoy dance improvisation and that I have a lot more discipline than I thought when it comes to staying in the zone during performance. Improvisation offers you the opportunity and freedom to explore your limits but also to respond directly to the different energies in the room.
In terms of the projection, I need to make sure to export a smaller file next time so that I don't have to shorten the film like I had to do during the set up. Also, I need to get used to not having a designated dance space and to find other places such as parks to dance in, in preparation, and to have the confidence to do so.
The set up of the dance within the space in relation to everyone else's work had to be negotiated quite a bit. Initially I had small seats for the audience to sit around which worked well as it covered up the wires for the speakers and the projector. However, after the performance I feel like people didn't necessarily need the seats, although people sat down and watched properly towards the end. I don't know whether this decision was made out of fear of becoming fully a walk by scenario or whether it was because of the theatricality of the piece.
I will be going to more Butoh technique classes in London in the summer.