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Response-Ability: Physical communication
This is a Contact Improvisation skills class that provokes dancers to train the bodymind in motion as a single action of attention. Tactile attention is key to physical communication, especially that touch which is spatially flexible. Waking up all levels of energetic and sensory preparedness, we will practice the embodiment of attention in duet, and group dances. Our work will include specific exercises, physical studies, scores and discussions to develop new skills and enhance our ability to meet in successful, complex, and creative relationships. Engaging attention as a force, we become connected through a fabric of forces in communication. Immersed in a dynamic play between generosity and daring, the physics of motion in a communion of care, dancers can discover unexpected dimensions in their physical relations. Well tuned physical attention forms a tensegrity between movers allowing them to become mutually "danced". Decisions dissolve into experiences, and what was two dancers becomes a single expansive synergy. This is response-ability in motion. We will heighten and tune this ability by investigating the nature of our physical strength, the depth of our release, and the composition of our internal and external networks of exchange. Our goal is to be deeply awake, profoundly alive, and wildly present … together.
*Tensegrity: a synergetic system that both floats and contains by uniting compressed and elastic parts. It is the structural basis of our physicality. Here, we also study it as a system of communication.
ArtistBio: Nita Little