Risa Steinberg is coaching
Limón basics from NYC. Paul, the dancer, is in the TPL studios
at the Hennepin Center for the Arts (Minnesota).
As a coach, Risa is helping Paul feel how his body translates
Limon's way of moving -- How does gravity affect carriage? Where
She reaches out and "sculpts" on the screen. Paul feels
the impulse over 1000 miles away.
But notice -- in the Minneapolis studios, hands reach out to extend Risa's
movement and to make it real in another way, a more traditional way!
TPL coaches seldom use a "surrogate coach" to make the movement more "real." We
have found that dancers, through an act of the imagination, actually
do feel the coach's hands, and that this is an effective way to learn.
The TPL coaching model:
* Focuses attention and makes learning more effective.
* Objectifies movement, as in performance.
* Uses two modes of learning, the visual and the kinesthetic.
It's the way we learn today!