What Moves you?
I can dance the answer to your question.
Dance is a universal language. We dance to celebrate, to find peace and to express ourselves without words. Everyone has their way of moving and yet it reads and touches us. In Kiss The One We Are, nine dancers dig into their physical memory in search of movements and images that reflect their reasons for dancing. “What moves you?” is the central question Daniel Linehan asks them. Hiatus collaborates with Dance On Ensemble for this creation, connecting generations and diverse backgrounds. The individual stories and touch points form a web between the dancers, the audience and the world. Kiss The One We Are is a generous performance about the universal joy of dancing together.
‘The relationship between presentation and representation is very balanced thanks to the “being” of the nine experienced performers as a result of inner digging into the sources of their dancing. Throughout all their dance technical baggage, the group of performers present themselves first and foremost as humans, and I believe them.’
Lieve Dierckx – Pzazz
Read the review of the premiere of Kiss The One Are here
In Land Connection Practices Daniel Linehan and Michael Helland guide outdoor embodied movement practices to help us to connect with our senses and with our environment.
Upcoming sessions (90 min.):
June 17 at 11h00 and 16h30 organized by Les Minières Nuits des Fôrets at Les Jardins de la Minière, La Férrière-aux-Etangs (France).
We would like to create time for physical play and moments of active urban meditation, to re-connect to our bodies and to our surroundings inside the space of a park. A park is a human-cultivated place, but also a place that responds to a basic human need to connect with the more-than-human, with green grass and blue sky and the wild beings that fly above and burrow below.
We will stand, walk, listen, talk, and move together to inhabit a place in the here and now, with our full bodies and our open attention.
The Land Connection Practices are accessible for everybody, professional dancers, amateurs, artists or non-artists alike.
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tending: taking care of our own bodies and others.
Tuning: finding diverse kinds of commonness with others and noticing the vibrancy of the places we inhabit.
Can we reach a state in which “dancing” and “giving attention” mean the same thing?
For Tending and Tuning, Daniel Linehan and Michael Helland draw upon more than 15 years of shared performance experience, reflecting and elaborating upon diverse dance scores and physical practices. Favourite pre-performance rituals become a playground for cultivating both subtle and robust forms of attention and engagement with ourselves and our surroundings, as we connect with our immediate environment to inspire new ways of moving and being. We return to the fundamentals of the body in motion: breath, circularity, vibration, and touch.
In this field project we work together to form an ecology of co-created rituals, performing site-sensitive interventions as offerings for the surrounding urban and natural landscapes. Suitable for professional and non-professional dancers. Let’s tune in and turn up!
17 till 20 July organized by ImPulzTanz in Vienna (Austria)