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Chopstick Connection

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  1. Participants are paired off.
  2. Pairs are given a single chopstick (or pencil).
  3. They hold the chopstick between them, each using only a single fingertip.
  4. Initiate movement from the arm, and allow it to incorporate full body movement. 5. The objective is to stay connected and responsive to your partner.
  5. The chopstick gives you immediate feedback, because if you’re not paying attention and staying connected it will drop to the floor.
  6. Use this to explore abstract movement. It can also be used to explore movement in a scene with dialogue.

TIP: This builds cooperation with and concentration on the other person.

VERSION BROOMSTICK CONNECTION – You place a broomstick between you and your partner, just below your belly buttons. Do not use your hands. Use the strength of your cores to hold it in place. It challenges you to have all movement and communication come from your center.

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