This workshop teaches advanced contact dancers skills that are based on the embodiment of attention and an ability to move between states of awareness and levels of information. It trains dancers to have the ability to define and redefine the boundaries of their self-knowing in the making of dances. The goal of this work is to create flexibility in creative choice and potential. It is to interrupt set patterns through the addition of more information, rather than by simply adding more patterns upon the old. And, its purpose is to develop the sensitivity of shared tonalities in the making of poetic movement relationships. This workshop is oriented toward the making of dance art through educating an awareness of attention itself and developing the tools that allow us to know one another and the dance differently in each moment. It is an introduction to a very large MindBody playground.
(Sao Paulo post festival workshop - January 31 - February 4, 2011)