Tonight was our second rehearsal. I again recorded our run-through, and here is the opening segment of “Kaddish” from that recording.
Tonight we worked the dance in sections, experimenting with musical ideas, transitions, blocking, cues, and so on. Then we tried a run-through from the top, which I recorded on my iPad, which was sitting just off-stage, stage right.
Tonight I tried another “Kaddish” lying supine, so that I can get used to the technical challenges that my upcoming collaboration with Charlotte Adams and John Manning will present.
Chaz’s latest choreography will begin with me playing horn—probably something quite Kaddish-like, yet!—while lying flat on my back on the floor. I assured Chaz that this can be done, and tonight I thought I’d better make sure about that.