Contacting the Penumbra

hypothesis:

The Penumbra of Spatial Apprehension figures prominently in Contact at 10th and 2nd.

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Is improvisation enacted phenomenology?

When improvisation is true to its intent, it never knows where it is going. This is because it is present-centered in its descriptive aims, accounts for temporal change, and does not have appropriate and inappropriate topics. It might move from Zen to dance to baseball to washing dishes, and even isolate a purity of attention that under certain circumstances connects them all. Improvisation develops unpredictably, according to the contents of consciousness.  – Andrew Wass

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When phenomenology is true to its intent, it never knows where it is going. This is because it is present-centered in its descriptive aims, accounts for temporal change, and does not have appropriate and inappropriate topics. It might move from Zen to dance to baseball to washing dishes, and even isolate a purity of attention that under certain circumstances connects them all. Phenomenology develops unpredictably, according to the contents of consciousness.

Sondra Fraleigh

A Vulnerable Glance, Dance Research Journal, v. 23 issue 1 1991, p.11)