From the ninja's handbook:
“ The impact starting at a minuscule point and then reverberating into the entire organism, creating a vibration but also a distribution of shock, saving all bone, tissue and inner organs from harm when what could have been a devastating blow has been broken into a multitude of smaller shocks that are entirely harmless in and of themselves.
This is achieved by first tensing all muscles and through careful control, letting all tension go in perfect waves from the impact's epicentre and out into the body. This is done throughout in a matter of nanoseconds, only possible for the true master.”

This video is one of the tools for an open-source physical-theatre project by Jens Bäckvall and Christian Adelhorst Rossil. 
Every day in 2012, we will create a small movement or other idea for the stage with a minimum length of 10 seconds. This will be filmed and uploaded. The uploads are not meant as finished material, but are sketches for possible further work.
Every video and the things done in them are open-source, meaning that anyone may copy, use or be inspired by the videos and movements and use them in any way they want to. All that we ask is that you mention our names in any flyers etc. if you use it. Also, we ask you to comment on the material, either through writing or creating and filming material of your own. Anything you upload will also become open-source and a part of the project.
In the beginning of 2013, we will create a performance, based on and using some or all of the material that we, and others, have created.

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Like / Not Like - open source physical theatre ideas

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As of March 2014, we are moving into the 3rd phase of this project. We are currently working with the 40 videos that have received most Likes and Not Likes on YouTube (I know that this is strange on Vimeo, but we needed thumbs to go both up and down and…

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As of March 2014, we are moving into the 3rd phase of this project. We are currently working with the 40 videos that have received most Likes and Not Likes on YouTube (I know that this is strange on Vimeo, but we needed thumbs to go both up and down and therefor chose YouTube for gathering stats).

The material in the videos will be reworked, experimented with and filmed once again. Hopefully we will ultimately also create a show using both live performance, video and maybe even live online interaction with the audience.

Tune in for more information later this year (2014).


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Early information on the project:

In a time where ACTA and SOPA are being discussed, dissected and damned, 2 Danish performing artists have started to create free ideas and thoughts for performing arts, for anyone to use, abuse, re-use, re-make, change and do with as they please.

2473652012 – An Open-source Physical-theatre Project has been creating ideas for movement, characters, text, situations etc. since the 1st of January, and they're all on the internet, free to take and use.
We think that there has always been a lot of recycling of ideas and taking of inspiration from each other in all of the arts, be it performing-, fine- or musical-art. Many would like to be original, but one has to ask oneself what it truly means to be original and whether it wouldn't be better to accept that we all borrow from and are inspired by each other and that maybe this borrowing is the basis of developing and renewing the arts to all of our common and greater good.
In addition to this, the project is a good opportunity for us to challenge ourselves into coming up with new ideas to share with people, every single day all through 2012.

The project is a video-notebook. As an artist, one constantly comes up with potentially artistic ideas, both useful and not so useful, which one writes down in a notebook. In time some of theses ideas are realised in the form of an artwork, performance or choreography and others are forgotten or left alone.
In 2473652012... we have to create a video from one of our ideas every day of 2012. Each of these ideas is uploaded to a Youtube-channel and marked with a Creative Commons licens, meaning that everyone has the right to use and change the video at will.
Many of the video-ideas also have some original sound. Most of this is also open-source and may be used in the same way as the physical material.
Additionally we upload a short text every day, which again is open-source and free for everyone to use.

In the beginning of 2013, we will gather all the material that they have created along with any comments or contributions from others, to create a physical-theatre performance. What the show will be like and what it will be about is unknown at this point, since it is to be created from all of the years material and work on it won't be started until next year.
We are hoping to partly fund the final performance through crowd-funding using the following:

The project's main language is English, to include as many people internationally as possible, but other languages might find their way into 247365... during the year.

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