On my way home, I saw a large group of people in the courtyard. They were in groups of three or four and fought in slow motion for a couple of minutes at a time. To say fight is perhaps inaccurate as in most groups that I saw, one person got beaten up by two others. There was an older woman who shouted out instructions, and so I think this group may be SFU Contemporary Arts students.
There must be a reason why they chose to practice in the courtyard instead of the classroom. Maybe it is a unit on performing in public spaces. Maybe it is to tap into how it might feel to get beaten up in public, and then channel that into physical movement. I don’t know. They might not even be contemporary arts students. I couldn’t stay long but I shot a short video to share with you. See it below!