Hours After Practice But Before A Shower

Performed with Anais Lalange at Difficulty in Dance Discourse Symposium, Trinity Laban, January 12th, 2019.
Performed with Kimberley Claire Wren at Slade Interim Show, Slade Research Centre, September 2018.
Performed with Kimberley Claire Wren at Slade Interim Show 2018, Slade Woburn, London, UK.
Performed solo version (original) at See You In My Dreams, East Village Arts Collective, London, ON, 2018.

ready
ok
ready
ok
we’ll start
do you feel good
ok
ready
ok
go
I read your twitch
and move with you
for the audience
which isn’t there yet
you are a Cancerian
and you are a boxer
and you are the most competitive person
I have ever met
I feel your body
pulsing under mine
breathing at intervals
loosen up
move gently
loosen up
more gently
loosen up
more gently on my neck
if I tap you like this
it means ease off
and you’ll know
that you are getting too excited
in the moment
if I tap you like this
it means listen harder
if I tap you like this
it means you are digging your nails into my skin
in the moment
just be loose
OH!
you got my nose
you know when you see a white flash
after getting smashed in the face
and you’re like
for a moment
is my nose straight?
OH!
you got my nose
you know when you see a white flash
after getting smashed in the face
and you’re like
for a moment
pain is alright
OHW!
you got my nose
you know when you see a white flash
after getting smashed in the face
and you’re like
for a moment
WOOOAW
I feel fucking great!!!!!!

(East Village Arts Collective, London, ON)

the worst accidents don’t happen in practice
but when people are watching

hours after practice
but before a shower
I said
I can smell you on my skin
specifically on the skin of my shoulders
which I can press into my nostrils

hours after practice
but before a shower
I said
I can smell you on my skin
I said
I never noticed your specific scent
until I smelled it on myself

hours after practice
but before a shower
I said
I can smell you on my skin
to which you replied
ew.

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