A tool to encourage observation and embodiment
- Students find partners.
- One partner simply stands.
- The other partner observes the stance, noticing any small details-posture, how the arms are placed, tilt of the head. Nothing is too small to notice. They are invited to look from different perspectives.
- The facilitator begins to give physical prompts: notice the distance between the feet, the curl of the fingertips, the distance between the chin an the chest.
- The facilitator gives imaginative prompts: What would it be like for me to have that hair on my head? How does the breath feel as it moves in and out? What are they looking at?
- The observer embodies the stance in as much specific detail as possible.
- Pairs switch roles so everyone has the experience of being both the observer and the observed.