Saturday, June 3
Taking two everyday forms of movement, we will allow these forms to disorganize within, and to be disorganizing of, our bodies. This process will lead us into understandings of function and form, and also into expressive potentials that arise within experiential states of disorder. As we explore in solo, duet, and ensemble improvisations, moving periodically in contact and/or with eyes closed, the lines between states of order and disorder will be at times stark and at others blurred. The sensations that arise within this unstable and unbound matrix range from relaxing to energizing, and from disorienting to freeing.
Kathy Westwater, a 2017 Solange MacArthur Award recipient for New Choreography, creates art that exists in the human body. Desribed by Dance Magazine as “bloodless and fascinating” and The Brooklyn Rail as “at the limits of the human,” her work responds to contemporary experience and the societal landscape in which it manifests be reimagining the body’s movement potential.