Sensing processes in 'Sense[less] Acts'

Jenny Hill and I continued to work with ‘Sense[less] Acts’ – continue to work with movement and text to research together processes of attuning and sensing in the performance event.

We have with three showings over two weeks at Centre for Creative Collaboration, Michaelis Theatre and Shiobhan Davies Studios in London. It’s striking that the three different events, though we work with the same structure, produce extremely different experiences, movements and connections.

Sense[less] Acts is concerned with processes and their occurring in the moment of performance. The processes are to do with sensing – the environment, each other, one’s own experiencing in terms of perceptual sensing and in terms of making sense. So there’s a strong sense of ‘thinking’ going on that is both bodily – to do with action and movement - and cognitive - to do with gathering information and working with it.

 

The question of how to frame attention to be able to work with others to generate an unplanned event remains a fascination for me. More experiments to come ...

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