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Thursday, May 16 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
RADICAL_CONNECTOR: Active presence and/in motion: Nonlinear dance training for all bodies

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RADICAL_CONNECTOR is a nonlinear approach to movement in that it offers an infinite number of temporary solutions to given movement proposals. Grounded on the notion of the indivisibility of the human organism and its submersion in the environment it is part of, this movement practice is based on the simple act of noticing networks of connections within self, and between self, other and surrounding, whilst moving/dancing. It stems from my dance practice spanning over 35 years and extensive teaching experience, coupled with a theoretical underpinning that draws on phenomenology, embodied thinking, somatic principles – specifically Alexander Technique premises – and nearly three decades of meditation practice. In the training, we learn through dealing with movements as they arise, and through discovering what it is that is important, efficient, dangerous, pleasant or relevant at a given moment, attending to the multidimensional web of internal and external cues, which we refer to in order to navigate the world. The interconnections, and consequent communication processes within the body, and of the body with its environment takes place by means of uninterrupted exchange through biological as well as sensorimotor perceptions. Within this framework, modes of being, moving and navigating are explored. Various aspects of movement training such as motor control, proprioception and stamina are practiced on an improvisational basis.

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Marisa Godoy

dancer/choreographer, OONA project/ZHdK/Coventry University
Marisa Godoy (CH) is a dance practitioner-researcher and teacher with a background in contemporary dance, improvisation and somatics. Her creative practice involves stage productions, video installations and performances in alternative spaces. Under the label OONA project, she collaborates... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Studio 3 (G171) Grove, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT

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