What is it that moves us? Project is an experimental and creative collaboration between Kirstie Simson and Renata Keller that offers ways for people to go beyond their limited perception of self and life through dance and dialogue work, to discover authentic ways of moving and speaking together. By learning how to open up our deeper perceptions of communication we will discover a shared space, and experience the cultural potential of coming together in an inter-subjective field of awareness.
Whilst we sit in our cosy cabin in the middle of the Chilean countryside, with the rain falling outside and the fire going inside, it is a good time to reflect on our time here in Chile and generally about our trip. In a few days Kirstie will be going back to Wales and the States, and I will be moving on to Peru… It has been great to leave the big cities of Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile to spend a few days marvelling at the beauty of the Chilean landscape. We are very near the volcano Villarica, which has shown its full power only last March. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villarrica_%28volcano%29) There is a German word ‘Ehrfurcht’ which is a combination of feeling fear and awe at once, and this perfectly describes the feeling we had when we drove half way up the mountain today, being surrounded by black lava sand and rocks. Although we very much feel its presence we have not seen the full mountain yet, but were...More Information
From 1 – 4 each day last week I had the great pleasure of sharing my work with a wonderful group of people from the Buenos Aires dance community. Martin Piliponsky and Guchi Lesgart had organized the course and they also participated in the classes. The group was incredibly receptive and responsive to the work I did with them… there were questions and reflections as we touched on many aspects of dance and life during the course of the week. By the end of the time together our moving reflected a joyous celebration of our interconnectedness, with much laughter and a sense of authenticity and seriousness that resounded in the space. It was a satisfying week on all...More Information
Landing in the big metropolitan city of Buenos Aires, after having spent a few weeks in the smaller towns of Merida and Antigua where the traditional life is still very apparent, was a bit of a shock. Our great host, Martin Piliponski, an Argentinian modern dance teacher picked us up at the airport and told us immediately to not take money out of the cash machine – that they were going to take care of us. What that means is that Argentina functions on an official exchange rate and on about 4 unofficial ones. Only if you are an ‘insider’ you know what that means and you learn to not touch any official banks or cash machines… As we drove into the city, chatting away with our very friendly cab driver and Martin, we had to adjust our eyes to the fact that the landscape around us, and the houses looked VERY European, and the closer we got into the city the more we saw everyone looked like Europeans....More Information