Winner/Loser for Life

This exercise brings to the surface the cognitive distortions of catastrophizinglabeling, and/or black-and-white thinking from Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

(Jo) Two performers sit in front of each other with a playing card front side down. In ultra slow motion, they turn the cards over to expose a winner and a loser. A variation can be done with dice.

(Ha) The winner embodies complete success in all of life, past, present, and future, while the loser embodies complete failure in all of life, past, present, and future. Both gradually take their embodiments further.

(Kyu/Kyu to New Jo) Both fall into an absurd climax ending in statue. The performers transition to ash body with a neutral standing position. The performers now desire to embody neutrality.

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