Wherever and however our attention is directed … there, creative action
will follow. Using this presupposition as a starting point, this movement
workshop investigates a variety of ways that attention conducts creative
action, is determinative of self-sense, and sets the grounds for interactive action. Through duet and ensemble movement we will
explore ways we mutually construct creative articulations of selfhood.
Through movement practices that meld contemporary dance and contact improvisation we will come
to recognize an ecological reciprocity in the making of the space of the
self, the environment, and the dance: we will discover ways to be danced.
Deconstructing the activity of presence, (presencing) we will build resonant
webs of awareness derived from movement scores that direct and modulate
attention as the bases for compositional structures. This workshop is part
of Nita’s developing physical and verbal lexicon which deconstructs and
articulates embodied states in physical practice and performance. Although
the work is oriented toward dancers it offers valuable material for all
performing artists who are interested in highly physical states of interaction
and creative involvement. A physical philosopher, Nita is known for her
exceptional specificity in distinguishing actions of the embodied mind
and bringing clarity to the body in motion. This workshop will build technical,
attentional, and creative skills.