New & Noteworthy from our Collaborators!


Join Human Origami founder, Glenna Batson, and Soundscape artist Jude Casseday in a series of  monthly ‘pop up’ movement-sound jams. Next one is scheduled for Friday, May 3rd at the American Dance Festival Community Studios in Durham.  It’s an open immersion into body folding and its limitless interweaving and entanglements. Click here to see a snippet of the last jam at Joy of Movement Studio. Click here for latest event information, to hear a preview of Jude’s improvised Soundscape from the latest jam, or contact Glenna


Check out Jude Casseday’s new album, Audioorigami – Meditations on the Fold inspired by Human Origami and read her blogposts – Jude’s Soundlings, did you hear that?


Preview a Human Origami improvisational duet created by  film director and editor Elisabeth Barbier of ICI & Now.


Discover Susan Sentler’s latest dance/movement and multi-media installations and projects inspired by human origami and showcased around the globe.


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 and continues 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.