Fabric Loop Fabrication -- To make a fabric loop, sew together a stretchy, strong piece of fabric, 16 ft. by 3 ft., into a circular loop. You will need one fabric loop for every two-people participating. A minimum of four participants are required for this exercise. Before starting, it is recommended that participants become familiar with the fabric loops. Groups of two should be given a fabric loop and asked to experiment by stretching it or standing and moving with it, to get a sense of the material and in relation to the movement of the body to develop confidence in doing this experimentation.
One Fabric Loop Duo -- Exercise #1
1. Two people stand in the middle of the room with fabric loops stretched between them.
2. All other participants stand on one side of the room and walk to the other side of the room.
3. The fabric loop duo experiments with obstructing or opening pathways of movement.
4. Walkers experiment with changing the tempo of their walk when one person (instructor or designated participant) calls out a new tempo.
5. Each person gets a turn being part of the duo in the fabric loop pairings.
6. Sit and share observations and experiences with the group.
Multiple Fabric Loops -- Exercise #2
1.Two fabric loops duos stand in the middle of the room (total of four people).
2. All other participants stand on one side of the room and walk from one side of the room to the other.
3. The fabric loop duos experiment with working together to obstruct or open pathways of movement for those walking.
4. Walkers are asked to experiment with changing the tempo of their walk when the designated person (instructor or participant) calls out a new tempo.
5. Add in one more fabric loop duo to the middle of the room for a total of three.
6. Repeat Steps 1-4.
7. Each person should get a turn being a part of the multiple fabric loop pairings.
8. Sit and share observations and experiences with the group.