W-16 / Freedom from Expression
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2016/17
From a creative point of view meditation/mindfulness, in it’s different forms, provides a bountiful route into self-awareness and feeling connectivity, enabling access to internal qualities, ideas and processes that can be the inspiration for expression. Alternatively it also suggests and encourages a more aloof relationship to these aspects, implying the greatest creativity is in the act of choiceless listening itself, with expression as a potential interruption to the deepening experience. In this workshop we will explore these paradoxically contradictory and complimentary pulls between performance, personal expression and meditation. We will be blending internal and external meditations with voice-movement work and the spoken/written word, working from stillness and silence through to highly dynamic vocal-physical states of emotion.
Guy Dartnell is an inter/national award winning solo and collaborative artist. He is a specialist in voice-movement integration. His meditation focused work includes the participatory installation Inward Out. He is the co-creator of Oogly Boogly for babies and long time associate of Improbable and Lone Twin Theatre. He co-runs the Peripheral Spaces project and Earl Street Creative Space in Hastings.