I gave the dancers a number of movements and gestures to use while wearing the hat, and they also have guidelines for how to approach the other dancers and how to interact with them. Within these guidelines there is still room for spontaneity, and anyway since the pushing movement is somewhat unpredictable, the hat person cannot perform their interactive actions the same way each time. The dancers now have even more directives to remember while they are performing, and they also have to remain open to spontaneous choices and adjustments.
For these rehearsals we are also working in a much larger studio than before, and the walls are somewhat different to the other studio's walls. Because of these environmental changes, we can now also begin to figure out how far apart the dancers can get from one another, and how to bring them closer together at times so that they can interact.