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Instant Composition / (un) Threading Dance Technique / Embodiment

Aesthetics :: Somatics :: Embodied Philosophy

(un) threading technique / solo dance articulations

“A thread of attention” may be composed of action, undoing or presence.

Sensing the body within a dynamic system while dancing, we apply tools and images to touch into the body’s circuitry, systems and forces to generate new dance, undoing hierarchical training with a musculoskeletal bias, in the process.

By connecting forces between body, earth and space, dancers play with a responsive structure and various expressions of “the body as space and form” by heightening perception of time and space and quality of attention.

Instant Composition 
Composition comes out of our work in preparing a relational body, as we articulate how dance happens in a relational system. We explore how materiality between the body, space, time, sound, object and other unfolds in a time-based process where both composition and embodied ritual overlap. Dance is composed by collective forces, as relational thinking informs compositional choices. We invite new entries in genre-bending dance through this inquiry.

Forces in (un)Threading Dance Technique / performance and practice by Leralee Whittle
Body surfaces relate to space (as space) while considering architectural forms
A ballet dancer performs with (un) Threading Dance Technique

Dynamic Embodiment (somatics)
Move from qualities specific to each system and explore how the embodied imagination and body intelligence work together in communications across systems.

 Dance Becoming the Future We Want / Choreographic Communing

In this workshop we ask theoretical questions and apply tools to our practice. We compose, experiment, learn, and commune as a friendship of bodies. Our questions will appeal to how we articulate future potentials by tending to how we think about dance and how we embody Now.