I currently teach two workshops. They are constantly shfiting depending on the context where they are taught.
We all use our bodies and can enhance our use, performance, awareness, and approach.
This work approaches moving from the inside out, where each individual can connect to themselves and others, learning crucial information about the body, and making new discoveries about our structure and habits; things that supports all aspects of movement. The main focus of the work is to develop our proprioception, and our ability to think-feel, to facilitate a deeper sense of body, movement, and space/time awareness, releasing tension, improving movement-coordination, range and body integration.
The work involves first tuning the body, becoming more aware, connecting to our centre and out to the periphery, working with gentle movement and directed attention to improve and enhance posture, ease of movement, and over-all body-movement functioning. We then explore ideas that are more physical, enhancing ones awareness of space and movement with others in time; inventing movement spontaneously. The work utilises simple set exercises and improvised movement structures.
PROPRIOCEPTIVE TIME AND SPACE
Some artists want to know how to go about creating movement or choreographic sequences when they improvise. Some want to know how to create group compositions and structures spontaneously, in the moment, in time, through improvisation. Some people want to understand how to expand and fluctuate their use or presence, and how to collaborate with different art forms like text, sound, or visual art, instantly, in performance.
All of these different interests come together through our bodies, with our passion, excitement and questions, in time and space. A performance, unfolding in the moment has a structure, that structure is not inanimate, it is of the body, and our proprioception informs our perception.
"Movement is life, life is a process, improve the quality of the
process and you improve the quality of life itself”