Two years ago, I left a wonderful, challenging faculty position at The Theatre School-DePaul University, Chicago, where I primarily taught practices of Embodiment for actors. After decades of city living and extensive touring, something went ‘’dry’’ inside and screamed for moisture. Drawn by the West, the lands of Open Spaces and Open skies, I felt propelled to protect the delicacy and fragility of my artistic practice and intentional life. Few months after this drastic lifestyle change, I started dancing compulsively, necessarily, just as I did at the very beginning of my career; my then buried practice slowly re-emerged from the depth of my physiological body; new creative spaces opened and Earth Body Place started its own unfolding process.
My work is rooted in life's experience. Through story, metaphor, somatic inquiry and breath, I attempt to artfully approach, creatively explore and ecstatically embody a physio-philosophy that encompasses both archaic/indigenous understandings of body and cosmos as well as a new and spontaneous re-membering of life’s vital pulse. By cultivating the Art of Dance I hope to eloquently nurture a wild flower of implausible beauty.
Photography: Martin Anderson