I (Am) Move(D)

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I (am) Move(d) is an evening of dance, music and poetry inspired by the practice of Authentic Movement performed by the intergenerational trio of dance artists Jane Blount, Erica Buechner, and Jo-Elyn Nourie, and accompanied by poet Jan Gist and musician/composer Chris Penney. It explores the subtle differences between ‘I move’ and ‘I am moved’ and establishes a dialogue between these states through improvisation and choreography.

Authentic Movement, a deeply creative, artistic and spiritual resource, is a therapeutic movement practice in which participants explore and expand their capacity to move and be moved, to listen within, heal personal wounds, and be more fully present with one’s body/psyche/soul. One enters into the practice of Authentic Movement in the spirit of open waiting, surrendering the ego to follow the body’s lead.

Mary Starks Whitehouse, a pioneering dance educator and dance therapist who laid the foundation for the practice of Authentic Movement in the late 1950s, wrote about the distinction between ‘moving’ and ‘being moved’.

‘I move’ is the clear knowledge that I personally, am moving… The opposite of this is the sudden and astonishing moment when ‘I am moved’… It is a moment when the ego gives up control, stops choosing, stops exerting demands, allowing the Self to take over moving the physical body as it will. It is a moment of unpremeditated surrender. (1979)

We begin by diving in, waiting, listening, uncovering, exposing and swirling the raw, creaturely, beastly beauty of movement. Welcoming the solace and support found in quietude and community, we face and embrace inner truth, sorrow, sweet joy and the delight of discovery.

I (am) Move(d) is being presented by San Diego Dance Theatre as part of their Live Arts Fest http://sandiegodancetheater.org/whitebox/live_arts_fest.html Modern Masters and Movements runs April 14 - May 2, 2015.

Pre-purchase ticket here http://liveartsfest2015.brownpapertickets.com/
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