Improvisation and play are part of my practice: Improvisation as the art of giving attention, of generating and noticing, of being open to the unknown; and play as a reminder of the delight of discoveries and the joy of being in motion.
I dance Contact Improvisation to explore principles of bodies moving in and out of contact—with their structure, weight, strength and fragility—practicing responsibility towards my own body and that of others. At the same time, I recognise that these bodies are people—with their histories, stories, and shifting identities—so I am also practicing responsibility towards my own being and that of others. I see this practice of responsibility as a way of empowering people to clearly see the source of their actions, inactions, and reactions; to inquire into that which really has no body, no story, no history.
As a member of The Work Room, I would like to share ideas of research and creation with other movement artists, and to explore the future of this art form in Scotland. It is also a time for me to reflect on and expand ways in which I can develop and express my practice.