Evil Twins

Happy Halloween! Ready to trick or treat? America is.

Evil vs Good quote

“Twins of Evil” video

Evil Twin Body Wisdom

Evil twin tricks (Bwa ha haaaaaa…) practice

Treat movement

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Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh!

Evil vs Good quote

“Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.”- Simone Weil

“Twins of Evil” video

Playing with “evil” is a human tradition. It is how we rise above it and poke fun at it.

Evil Twin Body Wisdom
Brain Herring (of Raleigh, NC), sharing about their Evil Twin Performance Jam tradition “The Evil Twins Strike Back,” says people are encouraged to “Tell your scariest story, sing your most haunting song, dance like the zombies are after you in InterPlay’s version of open-mike night, joining with others to create a special Halloween performance!” He says, “The first time we did the Evil Twins performance jam, at the last minute I threw in two words at the end of the description,”Costumes welcome.” I didn’t really expect many people to come dressed up. I was astonished at the effort and creativity that people put into their costumes. People had a blast and a tradition was born. Being given permission to do stuff (move, sing off key, talk loudly) felt vital. In the naming circle, the fake identities start to be revealed. No one uses their real name! Stories and songs and dances come from other places. And yet there is a sense that a greater truth is being revealed than is otherwise allowed. One man is a brain-damaged mental patient.  Another is the winner of a wet t-shirt contest. Where else, even in InterPlay, would this crew be so brazen?

Evil twin tricks (Bwa ha haaaaaa…) practice
•Fling your focuser (and your serious self) up in the air for 30 seconds.
•Thrust your pelvis forward and walk around. Can you keep a straight face?
•Hold your face in a strange position and keep it there. Let your moves flow from your facial expression.
•Dance in a completely jerky, quirky way to “Amazing Grace.”
From Dance: A Sacred Art: The Joy of Movement as Spiritual Practice p49 “Trickster Dances”

Treat movement
Play Marquetta Dupree and Angela Holley singing “InterPlay.” Dance with a hand or your whole self as you raise a hand to welcome a million connections!

Take a deep Breath and Let it out with a Sigh.

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