Claire Pençak

Living in this time of ecological and political derangement, I am asking how my dance and somatic movement practices might offer a quiet but fierce resistance to the politics of growth economics and materialism and suggest different ways to connect to ourselves, to others and to the more-than-human worlds. What kind of dances might be made and experienced at this time of loss, loss of species, loss of habitats and loss of lifeways, that offer hope-orientated and empathetic practices, nourish ecological relationship and support us to dwell more sensitively with the earth? In dancing with these questions, I am connecting with different communities of people and practices through artistic and cross-disciplinary collaborations, participating in community growing and creative placemaking projects and engaging with rural practices.