My current thinking and practice: I'm interested in defining and develop a practice based work. I often work with improvisation in performance and I'm interested in energy through movement in the present. I practice to move from energy rather than form, from energy comes form. From this I can go further into placing my mind in the whole of my body to experience intelligent thinking. I compose at the same time as being composed. I can trust the present and this frees me from any judgement about the past or the future. I'm not concerned I'm only experiencing. I'm constantly imagining and by inviting space and energy it will resonate out and be shared by my surroundings. It is the energy that makes me focused and keeps me interested. With this I can play with the resonance from the space, audience and other bodies.
Theory and practice…
I’m not searching for something on the outside, it’s not my interest to apply theory to my practice in order for it to be relevant or justified. I justify my work through enquiry in movement, relationship and energy. The justification comes from me and the fact that I’m staying interested rather than serving or pleasing the society. I’m justifying the work on my own or with my collaborators by doing it and making it real. There is theory to the work but it comes through it, not on top, behind it or separate from it. I’m interested in the present process, what it leaves behind and what it sets up for the future. Everything I read, write and see becomes my experience which helps me understand myself in the world better or differently and this is relevant because it is in this world I’m making and sharing my work.
People that have inspired my current thinking through their practice and work: Rosalind Crisp, Rosemary Butcher, Gill Clarke, Julyen Hamilton, Kirstie Simson.