Submitted by Charlotte Wile - September 16, 2012
In fact "Effort/Shape" is all about style. Susan Youngerman taught us this long ago, from an anthropologic point of view. And yes, an Alert or Awake State could be quite consistent to Cunningham technique. Good luck with the book.
This is a wonderful discussion.
I've often wondered about Rhythm/Near state. And that it's opposite is Remote. It seems that another quality to 'Nearness' may be "Presence". Could it be that Presence embodies as it's central qualities Weight and Time? And if so, could we then work through States to access this elusive aspect of being, which is so difficult to describe or teach?
when i read "Presence" in relation to near/rhythm state, i noticed that a relationship to Space (in terms of effort and as an energetic "entity" in which i "live") clearly arises and is necessary. I have the belief/feeling that Presence is a "state" in which all effort possibilities are ready to be activated in whatever form is needed...
We have so many examples of this ... I am reminded of the "deep" vs. "low" conversations of the 1970s!