As I fly on the trapeze one of the very cool things I am becoming more aware of is timing. From the beginning I have known that timing is key to coordinating a successful catch and moving into different positions. I am beginning to learn my swing on the trapeze and becoming sensitive to the momentum of the bar. This enables me to be more aware as I fly, experiencing subtle changes in body position as they relate to the bar’s trajectory.
Last week in a lesson I had a very cool experience sensing the timing in a duet. My student Lu Yao, was doing a beautiful job using the duration of the beat to place the subdivisions. At the point where the melody moved from one voice to the other our timing allowed perfect synchronization of the change. We were truly feeling the sense of time in the music, enjoying movement and the space between beats.