I'd already plopped out a couple of ABORTIVE ATTEMPTS based on two dances Paulo has suggested: a romantic pas de deux and a solo for a woman "trying to shed her skin." Neither is close to becoming a real thing.
While on the road Sunday I had a couple of ideas for the finale, which I've conceived of as a waltz for the entire company, a kind of wistful yet hopeful new agey kind of thing. First, an intro of a long sequence of interesting chords, which then become the basis for the waltz. Paulo has suggested that the whole company (men and women) be wearing red dresses, and I think this would be a good place to do that.
The waltz comes to a crashing halt—and then the bass drum (Paulo, we need to add a bass drum) begins the motivic heartbeat that we will already have heard in the rest of the evening. And one by one the dancers shed their red dresses and (somehow — stagecraft I suppose) begin ringing a variety of bells, gently, randomly, over the silence and the heartbeat — and maybe one long cello note — as they make their exit. Al niente — to nothing.
But that's still to come.
This morning I decided to create an unrelated ABORTIVE ATTEMPT just to see where it might lead. Here it is:
So far so good. Now back to work...