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Writing provides a handle for me to grip onto the complexities of practice and making.  Page spaces provide me with a place for reflection, gleaning and meaning making.  A space in which my dancing…Continue

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Beautiful words by Amy Voris in response to this year's Galaxies workshop: day one with Eva and Miranda

heat of the backsound of the warmthbefore the sand fellthere was a strange strangeshadow which befell itsown death and grewinto light and body by theshade of another there wereelbows and ears and organsand sweet satisfaction ofbodies everlasting and bones thatonce knew how to whisper but hadforgotten the sensual notes of birdsongin their blood which currented up and down while seeking sanity amidstthe dismemberment of natural instinctfrom the holy sky and the buriedground and the hours of…See More
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Emilyn Claid Falling Failing and Laughing : presence and attention

When I notice the exchange I see how different it really is on the inside looking out.  Trying to grip at myself but, ever the self conscious, I search others for reassurance. Where do I look? Pain draws me back in, when I'm in, I need to find my breath, or I'll be forced back out again. Withdrawing from others, I stop paying attention and loose myself.  She tells us that we find ourselves in the presence of others. See More
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Twins twisted folded unfurled capturing languid limbs reaching copious continuous capacities for seeing seen voiced hurried connections. I see relationship of feeding informing being present presence presences and wholeness. Scanning for a trigger a…
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Catherine LongImpasseBreath held Hunched and griped at navel, unclear as she blurs against the shadowShifting weight in jitters, feet barely gripping at surface.Aggertated, like builders sand tipping from one end of the bean bag to the other.Consistency, tones ringing out through, over, cutting deep. Its backwards, reversed and reverberating.Murky light draws my eye to the sparkles that outline the shape of her thighs and buttocks Im interested in length, the stroke of the arm as it pours from…See More
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How the act of moving is capable of transporting us away from initial plans and into a world that only exists for us in moving.  Dissolving the preplanned way forward and opening up possibilities beyond the mental capacity. The passing of time as significant feature -forcing progression and anxiety that we are not in control. Wildness -do we trust our bodies enough? What controls us? What allows us freedom to...?Recognitions of how our world, our place in the world dictates our physicality. Our…See More
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Beautiful words by Amy Voris in response to this year's Galaxies workshop: day one with Eva and Miranda

heat of the back

sound of the warmth

before the sand fell

there was a strange strange

shadow which befell its

own death and grew

into light and body by the

shade of another there were

elbows and ears and organs

and sweet satisfaction of

bodies everlasting and bones that

once knew how to whisper but had

forgotten the sensual notes of birdsong

in their blood which currented up 

and down while seeking sanity amidst

the… Continue

Posted on July 5, 2014 at 11:37

Emilyn Claid Falling Failing and Laughing : presence and attention

When I notice the exchange I see how different it really is on the inside looking out.  Trying to grip at myself but, ever the self conscious, I search others for reassurance. 

Where do I look? 

Pain draws me back in, when I'm in, I need to find my breath, or I'll be forced back out again. 

Withdrawing from others, I stop paying attention and loose myself.  She tells us that we find ourselves in the presence of others. 

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 18:39

Catherine Long Impasse 27th June 14

Catherine Long

Impasse

Breath held Hunched and griped at navel, unclear as she blurs against the shadow

Shifting weight in jitters, feet barely gripping at surface.

Aggertated, like builders sand tipping from one end of the bean bag to the other.

Consistency, tones ringing out through, over, cutting deep. Its backwards, reversed and reverberating.

Murky light draws my eye to the sparkles that outline the shape of her thighs and buttocks Im…

Continue

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 14:30

words, thoughts and images that are arising from Making Space

How the act of moving is capable of transporting us away from initial plans and into a world that only exists for us in moving.  

Dissolving the preplanned way forward and opening up possibilities beyond the mental capacity. 

The passing of time as significant feature -forcing progression and anxiety that we are not in control. 

Wildness -do we trust our bodies enough? 

What controls us? What allows us freedom to...?

Recognitions of how our world, our place…

Continue

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 11:41

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At 15:52 on April 12, 2012, Joana Tischkau said…

thanks, page looks great!!!!

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