Name and Weather Condition
In the PIMDI intensive week in Iceland, this exercise was done when the group first met together.
In a circle, each person takes their turn, saying their name and a weather condition that they relate to or feel that they could embody at that moment.
- Meeting and connecting with people
- Sharing something of oneself, but not being too brainy or personal
- A check-in on how one is feeling in the moment
- Being seen, but lightly
- A good way to land in space, accessing the space with others
- Any group
- For example, in situations where participants don’t know each other yet, or have not seen each other for a while.
- The weather may be changed to some other phenomenon, idea or question
- In a circle, facing away from the circle
- Each doing their movement to reflect on the question, for example the weather identification
- Then all turning towards the circle and moving together at the same time
- Sharing personal experience through movement, being seen but not one by one
- In the Iceland week, this was done at the end of the week, after returning to Reykjavik from the countryside, reflecting on the feelings of coming back to the city.
- 10-15 minutes
Authors: Gunndis Yr Finnbogadottir, Hye Joung Park, Ingimar Olafsson Waage + Icelandic PIMDI students, Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavik.