of memory and time passing begins with the first move
Movement improvisation is a form of research, of way of setting
up movement and time events in a structure that faciliates in-the-moment
decision making while dancing
solo, duet or in a group.
strategy of when, where and how to move is dependent upon the structure
of the event (If
+ Then events) and likewise the structure opens an array of
possibilities for responsiveness. My research in this area includes
collaboration with musicians and
other artistis often using computer-based methods in the during
the process and in performance to increase the expressive potential
between dancer and other elements in the space. Improvisation research
aims to refine consciousness of perception and responsiveness in
situated actions. It is a way of engaging imagination and cultivating
a "thinking on your feet" kind of approach to performing.
Performance is when dancers' actions influence sound, video or other
aspects of a live performance through the use of computers and sensors
and toward this process, one must begin by developing skill in improvisation.