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Home Paneurhythmy 13.Weaving

 
 
Weaving, Marieta StoychevaWeaving, Stefka Nikolova (follow up activities)
 
TEXT
 
Day by day, hour by hour, weaving on life’s loom
Thoughts divine, feelings fine coming into bloom;
For the new love and light now prepare we ample room.
Every day think and say that light will come tomorrow;
Love is now on its way to banish fear and sorrow;
So we work and we pray for this new promised day.
(Repeat from “Every”)
 
Weaving thus we take and give nature’s gifts divine,
Learning daily how to live higher lives sublime;
Weaving thus we all receive the blessings of this time.
Day by day, hour by hour, weaving on life’s loom
Thoughts divine and feelings fine,
For the new life making room,
For the life which turns the night to day
And lights our upward way.
 

IDEA

We work out, we build something with persistence. Weaving is the only work/labour activity in the lyrics of Paneurhythmy.  We work under some binary conditions: with our mind and heart (by moving left and right), between two poles (by moving between two opposite positions), and in pair with our partner (by moving simultaneously in complementary directions to the inside and to the outside). In the activity of weaving the thread moves sideways left/right, and pushing mechanism – forwards; in the exercise this is performed with stepping sideways steps, followed stepping forwards. Some examples for processes and states in nature, person and relationships:

  • birds weave their nests in pairs;
  • on a loom we weave textile/carpets;
  • we work on/construct a product;
  • we work on our perfection and development;
  • we build good relationships;
  • in nature, the energy flow of electricity and magnetism between two poles is work;
  • when we have an opponent to our idea, we weave our thoughts between our viewpoint and his viewpoint;
  • when we have a subject of our attention, we weave our feelings  between their attitude and our sympathy.

“This exercise expresses the organic process within nature, the process of building. Does not a circulation of electricity and magnetism occur between the North and South Poles of Earth? This is expressed in this exercise through the crossing movements from left to right, and vice versa. Furthermore, polarity exists within every material particle. Between the two poles, electric and magnetic energy flows. These forces work within people as well. Every organ has its polarity. This exercise leads us to perceive, on the one hand, the constructive principle within nature; and on the other hand, it indicates one right way of introducing harmony and rhythm into this process both internally in us, as well as externally in the life of humankind” [Beinsa Douno, Paneurhythmy, p.79]

 

Weaving, Gabriela JonczyWeaving, Birgul Gokaslan

 

QUESTIONS

1. Text: Weaving is a metaphor as well: what example does the text provide? Write in your own beautiful words a sentence/ essay/poem about the “the loom of life”.

2. Drawing:Draw an illustration to the exercise. Draw a rug with your partner without lifting your pencils from the sheet, moving them forwards and sideways as in the exercise.

3. Questions: What activities require thread by thread efforts in order to achieve final result? How do you weave a good feeling/thought?

4. Experience: Tell us of situation and experiences when you have worked out something with persistency. What is the feeling?

5. Imagination: Imagine, while you play the exercise, that you and your partner work out a beautiful texture together.

6. Positive affirmations: Write your own positive affirmation for weaving. For example: We work out something nice together. I weave beautiful thoughts/feelings.

7. Quotes: People forget how fast you did a job – but they remember how well you did it (Howard Newton). We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning (Henry Ward Beecher). Find your favourive quote for Weaving.

 

Weaving, Silviya NedelchevaWeaving, Lenka Szotkowska

 

MUSIC

Measure: 2/4
Tonality: D minor
Total: 60 measures
1 measure = 2 movements

MOVEMENT

3 CYCLES
“Forward”: 8 steps
“Sideways to the right”: 8 steps
“Sideways to the left”: 8 steps
Forward and sideways movements alternate.
 
Before the beginning of the exercise, the partners from the outer circle make two steps forward. They keep their forward position throughout the exercise and always go in front of their partners during sideways-to the right and sideways-to the left movements.

SP for all cycles

Arms:

Legs:

13. Weaving: Starting postion

The arms are folded in the elbows, forearms horizontal and parallel to the body, wrists stretched. The hands are in front of the chest, palms down, fingers together and stretched. The middle fingers of both hands always touch in this position.

Feet together in standing position.

 

SEQUENCE OF CYCLES

Music

Text 

Move ments

1.  „Forwards”:

All move forwards.

measures from 1   to 4

„Day by day, hour by hour, weaving on life’s loom”

8 steps forwards

2. „Sideways to the right (left)”:

Inside partners perform “Sideways to the right” (to the outside) and become an outer circle. Outside partners perform “Sideways to the left” (to the inside) and become an inside circle.

measures from 5  to 8

„Thoughts divine, feelings fine coming into bloom”

8 steps sideways

3. Forwards”:

All move forwards.

measures from 9  to 12

„For the new love and light now prepare we ample room”

8 steps forwards

4. „Sideways to the left (right)”:

Outside partners perform “Sideways to the left” (to the inside) and return to the inside circle. Inside partners perform “Sideways to the right” (to the outside) and return to the outer circle.

measures from 13 to 16

„Every day think and say that light will come tomorrow”

 

8 steps sideways

These 4 cycles repeat 4 times (measures 1-16, 17-32, 33-48, 49-60). The last time only cycles 1-3 are performed (without the last “Sideways”).

FP for the exercise:

The partners on the inside circle at the beginning of the exercise, are on the outside circle at the end and vice versa. When the exercise is over the arms go down by the sides and those on the “new” outer circle make two steps forward to level up with their partners.

                 

 

Cycle FORWARDS
13. Weaving: Starting postionWeaving, forwards, end of 1Weaving, forwards, end of 2

 

Arms:

Legs:

Duration:

1:

The arms unfold in the elbows horizontally forwards and sideways, and move to a horizontal position to the sides, stretched, palms down, fingers together.

The right foot steps forward.

half measure (1 beat)

2:

Arms retrace their way to SP.

The left foot steps forward.

half measure (1 beat)

Movements 1 and 2 repeat 4 times. The last 8th movement is transition to SP:

8:

Arms retrace their way smoothly to SP.

The left foot moves next to the right foot in SP.

half measure (1 beat)

 

Cycles SIDEWAYS

13. Weaving: Starting postionWeaving, to the sides, end of 2Weaving, to the sides, end of 1

SIDEWAYS TO THE RIGHT

 

Arms:

Legs:

Duration:

1:

The arms unfold in the elbows horizontally forwards and sideways, and move to a horizontal position to the sides, stretched, palms down, fingers together.

The left foot crosses over the right foot and steps sideways to the right of the right foot and in front of it. Each foot follows its own track. The body remains to the front.

half measure (1 beat)

2:

Arms retrace their way to SP.

The right foot steps sideways-to-the-right of the left foot and behind it. Each foot follows its own track. The body remains to the front.

half measure (1 beat)

Movements 1 and 2 repeat 4 times. The last 8th movement is transition to SP:

8:

Arms retrace their way to SP.

The right foot moves to the right and forwards, and besides the left foot in SP.

half measure (1 beat)

 

SIDEWAYS TO THE LEFT

 

Arms:

Legs:

Duration:

1:

The arms unfold in the elbows horizontally forwards and sideways, and move to a horizontal position to the sides, stretched, palms down, fingers together.

The right foot crosses over the left foot and steps sideways to the left of the left foot and in front of it. Each foot follows its own track. The body remains to the front.

half measure (1 beat)

2:

Arms retrace their way to SP.

The left foot steps sideways-to-the-left of the right foot and behind it. Each foot follows its own track. The body remains to the front.

half measure (1 beat)

Movements 1 and 2 repeat 4 times. The last 8th movement is transition to SP:

8:

Arms retrace their way to SP.

The left foot comes to the left and forwards, besides the right foot as in the SP.

half measure (1 beat)