DAY TEN: September 15
Time is flying fast. Nooooo!
Today I started conceptionalizing what a sound score could look like for "Yam, Potatoe an' Fish!" I will create a rough draft of something to share with the invited audience next weekend and pick it back up in the States. You know that point in your creative process where you realize that you found something? When things are starting to make sense? Coalesce? When you've found a nugget? Yeah, I am not there. This creative process is going much slower than others, and I am okay with that.
Tomorrow is a big day. In the morning I have rehearsal with Jamie and local dancer, Anna Noel, for the duet we are sharing next weekend. Anna is a lovely dancer, and it is a real pleasure to have the opportunity to do this "cultural exchange" with her. In the afternoon I am taking a Afro-Caribbean class in San Juan. I end the day teaching a Afro-Modern workshop for all ages and levels. I am surprisingly not nervous, which, if you know me well, should be a real shock. I am very excited to meet the participants, share my gifts with them and vice versa. I am sure that I will learn a lot.
Every day I grow more grateful to Jamie and Kevon for providing this space for local and international artists to create and share their work. They are the kind of people I'd like to be in conversation with moving forward. I really hope this is all just the beginning of way more than I could ever think possible. I kind of don't want to come back home.