choreography - Emma Strapps
performance and installation - Emma Strapps
sound - Olivia Bryant
lighting - Paula Van Beek
Instilled attempts to engage you in a sensorial space with the performer and the space we inhabit together.
The performance derives from a process of asking ‘bodily’ questions framed in the knowledge of holistic understanding, namely from my experience as a Shiatsu practitioner and how this connects to and sits inside my contemporary dance practice.
Shiatsu is about moving the ki-energy of (an Other) through touch. Dance is about touching (an Other) through moving ki-energy.
Working from the notion that the surface [of the body] represents deeper states of experience, intentions and interconnections that construct who we are, instilled taps into a deeper bodily experience to consider what shapes the notion of body as constructed self and how this is influenced by the world around us. The work is a journey.
Unraveling threads: revealing body through dance 2018 demosjournal.com/unraveling-threads-revealing-body-through-dance/