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Hypomaniac! (excerpt) – Allison Jones (2011)

October 22, 2011

Some commentators believe that hypomania actually has an evolutionary advantage.[5]

As the darkness on the stage fades, one spot remains deeply shadowed as it forms Allison Jones’ body. The music begins as her body writhes. Each section of her body: neck, torso, pelvis, legs moves with separate yet continuous motion.

Scanner – Insulation Mix (after G.F. Handel’s Messiah)

People with hypomania are generally perceived as being energetic, euphoric, visionary, overflowing with new ideas, and sometimes over-confident and very charismatic, yet—unlike those with full-blown mania—are sufficiently capable of coherent thought and action to participate in everyday activities. Like mania, there seems to be a significant correlation between hypomania and creativity.

Credit: Alexis A Convento

A person in the state of hypomania might be immune to fear and doubt and have little social and sexual inhibition.

She looks out, acknowledging your presence. Then her gaze moves inward, her knees move toward each other in an awkward bend, her torso and pelvis reach for each other, in, individual, inherent, innate, inside, interior, internal, intimate, intrinsic, intuitive, inward.

People experiencing hypomania are often the “life of the party.”

Credit: Alexis A Convento

They may talk to strangers easily, offer solutions to problems, and find pleasure in small activities. Such advantages may render them unwilling to submit to treatment, especially when disadvantages are minimal.

Only to burst out once again.

Credit: Alexis A Convento

Pangaea – Neurons

This is not merely a dance entitled Hypomaniac, you are watching one: the performer and the choreographer. The dancer and the dance and the dance and the dance and the dance and the dance and the dance and the dance and the dance and the dance and the dance and the dance and the dance and the dance and the dance and the dance.

Credit: Alexis A Convento

Is this art or is this hypomania?

If you enjoy this dance, do you have a clinical disease to investigate?

Who brought all these party hats?

I don’t remember bringing all these party hats?

How did I even get to this party?

Why does this party feel like I’m writing a blog post?

The Current Sessions: Vol I, Issue I
August 8th, 2011
The Wild Project
New York, NY

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