Sunday, 11 December 2011




MIrror by Sylvia Plath

I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
What ever you see I swallow immediately
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
I am not cruel, only truthful---
The eye of a little god, four-cornered.
Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall.
It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long
I think it is a part of my heart. But it flickers.
Faces and darkness separate us over and over.
Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me,
Searching my reaches for what she really is.
Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon.
I see her back, and reflect it faithfully.
She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands.
I am important to her. She comes and goes.
Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness.
In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman
Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish.

I chose this poem for my improvisation class. The poem itself is beautiful to read and really speaks to me when thinking of movement. I worked with a partner and she chose some words and phrases from the poem to work with. I found this challenging and would love to try it again!

  • Searching

  • Agitation 

  • Terrible Fish

  • Part of my heart

  • It is pink with speckles 


    What was engaging?

    What was engaging?

    What was engaging for me was articulating the whole body, by starting from the feet and
    working my way up too the top felt interesting and challenging. I also found the set work
    quite engaging as i had never done anything like that before and learning about the culture
    and words used was really interesting.

    What was challenging?
    I found it difficult to move from my centre, especially after moving with articulation as my
    body wanted to move in a different way and was unsure how to move.

    What images came up?
    When being on site lots of images popped into my head. I was drawn to the river the most
    and the ripples created by the falling leaves. This made me want to create my own images
    and see what would happen if I put leaves in the river myself.


    Videos from site

    Our Site- Coombe Abbey

    A place that speaks to you...

    Our company has to go out into Coventry and find a site that speaks and inspires us.

    Find a site that is:

    • Somewhere we can work barefoot
    • Nothing man made
    • Somewhere your drawn too
    • Sense of privacy, wilderness , MAGICAL, 
    • Has a voice or a story to tell
    • Can you have a conversation?