Class begins with somatic exploration, balancing our awareness of internal and external sensation and exploring the body's resonance through the use of breath and voice. We'll dance our skeletons, the potent space within our bony structures, and the fluid that saturates our tissues. We'll build towards partnering exercises that prioritize presence and will play with some spontaneous dramaturgy to be folded into group phrases.
Rori Smith is a dancer, improvisational performer, and somatic(s) researcher. A long-time Philadelphian, now a new Mainer, she holds both an MFA and BA from Temple University. Her practice and teaching explore the biological and metaphysical values of improvisation, performance, and their intersections. Rori's current research focuses on the somatic system Continuum, its history, epistemology, and ethics. She recently completed a cycle of performance projects, in partnership with Memorial University in St. John's Newfoundland and Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on embodiments of cultivation amongst community gardeners.