Responsive Body Practice

The Responsive Body Practice (RBP) is for anyone interested in researching movement principles alone as well as with a partner, and who wish to be physically challenged in a playful manner. Previous dance or martial arts experience is not necessary; participants move from the experience of their own body.

RBP is divided into three overlapping categories: Training, Tuning into Composition and Playing Movement and Sound

Training

We start with simple movements in order to bring attention to functional connections within the body. This gentle beginning allows us to tune into ourselves, get rooted in the present moment, and prepare for more complex tasks. After this we bring up the pulse and introduce more energetic, technically challenging patterns. Our purpose is to find freedom of movement grounded in functional anatomy, and supported by the imagination.

Tuning into Composition

In this part of the practice we bring the attention to our senses. With the help of a partner we expand the range of our movement choices, creating physical responses to internal as well as external impulses, and research different ways of creating improvised as well as fixed material in time and space.

Playing Movement and Sound

Finally we introduce sensor technology, enabling us to research a new set of connections between movement and sound.