Ecology in Motion: Clarifying the movement landscape by changing levels and scales of action
This workshop engages the bodymind as a synergetic system that co-extends with its spatial environment. Based in physical principles, it is ecologically immersive and practices the dynamics of presence. Using attentional practices to enhance physical awareness and peripheral intelligence, our work will be twofold: first, with the bodymind as an extending dynamic, we practice communicating through the various levels of touch so that contact is clear, use of force is specific, and interplay is dynamic. Then, we develop our ability to change the scales upon which we perceive and enunciate our contact. This work impacts our creative material while interrupting repetitive physical patterns. Activating Presence as a practice our dances become dynamically and inseparably woven with their environments. Being flexible by changing the scale of motion we learn to communicate as ecosystems, changing our organization within each moving moment. Our goal is to understand the brilliance that we bring to dance as each moment unfolds more of what we are and what we can be. This is a technical skills class that works the full creative system: body as mind, solo thru ensemble dances. Intermediate/advanced.