Participatory guided meditation performance using a poetic fantasy story. Soft sculptures of various sizes, called Winged Oranges, made of foam covered in orange duct tape and silver strands were revealed at the end of the meditation using a fan to direct them to the participants. Devised and written in collaboration with Fanis Sakellariou.
A Dawdle of Euphoria
We’re going to start with a little wind down Take three deep breathes in and out and on the third one, close your eyes. Now, imagine you are scanning down through your body, starting from the top of your head and down to the tips of your toes, releasing any tension you might find. Feel the weight of your body resting on the floor, as you sink down. Breathe in the air around you and let it concentrate in the centre of your chest. Allow it to transform into liquid sunlight, embracing you whole, pouring through every inch of your being. As your body is resting, feel this liquid sunlight enlarging, grounding itself, reaching deep below the surface Imagine you are a palm tree with many fine fronds to your name Beneath your roots, a stream of zingy hope runs deep below glide your feet along the silky green liquid feel the expectations drift past you and the truths of the day transcend into stars of clarity, submerging your mind’s eye. Look, there passes the winged oranges on their daily dance. Grab a cup full of zesty zen before they move on. See the hot spring of yonder up ahead, bubbling with sweet delight As you float towards it, allow your body to be embraced by those raspberry juices. Smell the sapphire? Breathe, look at those firecrackers Spread a little marmalade and dip your toes in the pool of liquid contentment Dip and dive now… Taste the lilac aura of the flow around you as your weight is being carried downstream. Craving for the twinkling freefall under the pond following the sounds of the lapping amethyst. The whooshing sigh of the underwater waterfall transcends into the flowing currents of the twisting halocline. Caves breathe with deepening endeavours. Feel their reassuring pulses as you sink your toes into the golden carpet Fuzzy inclinations offer you a segment of basorexia. Consider the Halocline of submerged vibrant cravings Lilacline Lilacline Lilacline Dip and dive now as the moonbeams kiss the sea of velvet dreams Look around you. Notice the particles of cashmere singing in their choir. The sea drifts with every note they sing, creating ripples of harmonious euphoria. The complex caterpillar offers you a sapphire oyster to nibble on. As you drink it in, you feel any tension in your body oozing away into the enchanted depths. From there they transform into willing moon shells. They patter along the satin sea bed, emitting the calming smells of wonder. Breathe in deeply. Can you feel the blessed ruby air surrounding your body as you glide amongst the velvet waves? Satin desires emerge from the depths to embrace your whole being. Liquid sunlight creates reflective patterns on your peaceful smelling skin, as soothing beams of wanderlust lift you up into the air, through the swirling mist of curiosity. Up Up Up Up through the air Welcome to the Cloud Palace, where dazzling dreams radiate with fluffy possibility. The smell of the wise eucalyptus swirls through the clock towers of cosmology, cosmology, cosmology bathing you in freedom. Lush Lush Lush Lush Opal petals fall down upon your head, gracing you with their sublime tranquillity. Pistachios thank you for your presence and brassy plums blow you a kiss. You ascend the spiralling towers of lightness immersing all your senses in this festive delight. What can your eyes see? What can your ears hear? Inhale the boldness of today. A flock of winged oranges swoop over your head releasing a stream of zesty zen. Spread a little marmalade and take the nibble of the jelly Breathe, look at those trickling memories. Floopy baby pines soar through all the octaves As you sashay through eternal corridors of mirth, you hear the sounds of silky spring onions in the distance Pause. Pause pause Notice in the corner there, the honey scented ointment lets out a sparkling melody of ease. Waves of comfort. And, and, and, and yearning for toothpaste kisses, they call you over. As you turn your gaze to the avenues of whitest views, a retrospective recognition is seen below. Remember Remember Remember Innocent grains of thought particles bounce around and inside, playfully travelling towards the ever flowing desert of intrinsic curiosity. Dip and dive now… Dive inside the golden light of paddy satisfaction. Open up your mind to magnetically embrace the warmth of the sandy vision bellow your feet. Ease yourself down into the sandy stream. Feel the buttery sun warming up your inner being Revealing ancient, amalgamations of trickling amber. Aubergine Aubergine Aubergine Aubergine The gentle warmth of the crackling iris soars down to meet you, surrounding you in a retrospective spectacle of crystals A crystalized vision of the glowing tangerine sunset spreads out before you The radiance of the citrus light forms a path of internalised flames of youth. Rusty mountains of suede time create a cosy nest Look above you The sky is changing Crackling colours of the earth sweep over the horizon Bathing the desert in a soothing quality. The zesty, winged oranges begin the flight home Their sparkling wings reflect the tenderness of this golden hour. The light dances over the amber desert, ascending to the clocktowers of cosmology, it spirals around the particles of cashmere Emerging through the lilacline, you swim down through the atmosphere. Tumbling softly down through the clouds, you emerge into the fresh air. Swirling back into the open space of the Studio Theatre and down into your resting body. As the warmth flows through you, it wakes up your zesty body. Start wiggling your toes and fingers. If it feels good to you, take a full body stretch. Roll to your right side and slowly come back to a seated position. When you’re ready, open your eyes and look at everybody in the room. Give them a smile. Silently thank them for experiencing this with you. You may now collect your winged orange to remember this dawdle of euphoria.