The Fold as Somatic/Artistic Practice


Photo Susan Sentler, dancer Valerie Lim

 

After recently completing 2 online workshops on the theme of Decay, Glenna Batson and Susan Sentler will be teaching another intensive on The Fold as guest artists for the University of Limerick Dance Programme, Limerick, Ireland in early March.

Stay tuned for our April weekend workshop in The F/old. 

 

Human Origami is

 

An evolving STEAM network

STEAM stands for scientists, technology experts, engineers, artists and mathematicians – a trans-disciplinary network whose collaborations give rise to new art forms and scientific insights. Human Origami invites collaborations around the science and art of folding, offering new ways of envisioning and understanding the underlying aesthetic of life’s processes. Performing artists partner with bioengineers to fashion designers. The result? A new perspective on the aesthetics and logistics of human organization.

 

An embodied process of body-mind transformation.  

Human Origami movement workshops explore how the body folds and unfolds in response to an enriched sensory environment of movement, music, language and multi-media that engage body, mind and ear – a liminal experience that transforms consciousness and catalyzes creativity in movement expression.

 

A window into human development –

Folding is the basic movement repertoire and an archive etched into the history of human development.  Bio-Origami is how we got here, a continuum throughout the lifespan. Folding is how the embryo builds a body without a brain – a brilliance that speaks to the fundamentals of movement dynamics in the ecosystem of life.

GALLERY  – A glimpse of our past events!