How does our environment affect us? How can we affect our environment? …After all, how we move is who we are.
Through millenniums, the movement requirement for food and survival designed our body. At our present moment, we find ourselves over nourished in terms of food and lacking nourishment in terms of movement.
In this Summer residency we will:
– Bring awareness on how our actual environment affects us (sitting hours, computer work, shoes, flat surfaces, clothes types, postures, etc)
– Bring awareness on our daily movement requirements due to our past relation to food foraging.
-Develop ways of knowing, learning, and practicing that come directly from the environment: The gardens, forests and rivers surrounding the Bechyne former Franciscan Monastery are the perfect context to re ground our movement relation with Nature.
-We will walk, run, climb, squat, lift, carry, etc. and apply these natural movements to dance, contact improvisation, tango, and martial arts.
– We will bridge swimming, both in rivers and in warm water pool, with locomotion and dance
-We will sound meditate, sing polyphony and expand our voice with movement in the specially designed sound arcades of the Monastery.
-We will get in touch with ourselves and others, jam together dancing and playing music, cook, explore and reflect, with the hope of facilitating the embodiment of individual and social transformations.