I am starting up a new class here in Berlin, at Theaterkapelle to be precise. Teaching as creative practice. I plan to turn conventional didactic and methodology on its head, I will shake them up until they lay in shambles, and I will plant a new field of flexible elements - following my and participants’ needs for openness, space, room to be in more fully. It is part of a new strain of research interest in (what for now I call) the “welcoming body.”
Its basic idea is based on what I call “cross-training”: a practice against the hierarchy of body theories and movement aesthetics. A move away from the “expert body” the one solidly trained in one technique.
I want it all: get my blood pumping, ask questions, give space for introspection, tune into perception, create performative moments, laugh… It’s about being deeply physical.
Some further thoughts on how this desire ties into our larger cultural and political moment to follow…