|COLLABORATION #1 (by Hallelujah Truth and Brian Sherman)|
|COLLABORATION #2 (by Hallelujah Truth and Brian Sherman)|
I first started paying attention to the Dance Church altar when I became aware that Brian was bringing a lot of copper in varying forms of pennies, wires, and other objects. The randomness of his objects drew me in. I was fascinated by his birdlike gathering of bright objects, and he seemed to have some unstated principle that dictated how they were collected and placed in different containers.
Was it the improvisational dancing that "moved" me to start interacting with Brian's found and gathered objects? I found myself taking them out of the containers and arranging them in patterns that felt satisfying.
Soon after my initiating the first arrangements, Brian informed of his only "rule." I was not to put anything away once the object was "out." He has an organizing principle for his collection of objects and how he stores them. Fine by me. I function at my best creatively when I know my parameters.
|COLLABORATION #3 (by Hallelujah Truth and Brian Sherman)|
Anyways, what you are viewing here in this blogpost is the outcome of the collaborations Brian and I made today. What do I love most about them? The nonverbal emergence. Brian and I don't talk during the Dance Church.
|COLLABORATION #4 (by Hallelujah Truth and Brian Sherman)|
I watch him. He watches me. We dance. We rearrange. We appreciate each other's offerings.
|BRIAN MOVES TO THE ALTAR. We created a dance of moving towards and away from the Dance Church altar during our 90-minutes of dancing and co-creating.|
I find that I don't need to know a lot about what is going on in our collaboration. Moving. Looking. Seeing. Creating. Recreating. Without speaking feels satisfying.
|COLLABORATION #5 (by Hallelujah Truth and Brian Sherman)|
|COLLABORATION #6 (by Hallelujah Truth and Brian Sherman)|
|BRIAN SHERMAN AND HALLELUJAH TRUTH. Brian has made me more conscious about documenting what we do. Hence the photos I took today, and the photo of us together taken by Tony Martin at the conclusion of Dance Church.|
Dance Church was perfect for Tony and me today. We both needed to release the tension from our bodies after attending a three-day conference in Savannah, Georgia and four hour to and from the Georgia coast. Thanks to Dance Church, we had such a sweet, connective time, moving and dancing with others in our Decatur community.
And for me, I co-created with Brian! What do you think of our collaborations? That's Coffee with Hallelujah! Soul Blog with me! What might you improvise today with someone else?