“I think it’s moving by itself”

Workshop. First delivered at DanceXchange, Birmingham. April 2018.

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A workshop for dancers. Initially led through scores involving close muscular-skeletal  attention, and sensations of ease, participants are invited to speak a series of short phrases (“I think it’s moving by itself”) that begin to infect the participants movement and relations. Producing the hysteria and vanity of valley girls, the workshop critically interrogates the normative aesthetics and subtle performances that dominate contemporary somatic practices; and invite participants to join them in collective improvisation of glee and self-absorbption.