New & Noteworthy from our Collaborators!
At the end of June, Human Origami co-creators Glenna Batson and Susan Sentler will present at the Capturing of Process in Contemporary Dance Making – Both Sides of the Lens – at the Modes of Capture Symposium at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Both the act of moving and that of capturing movement is a dynamic encounter, a connection that embodies somatic and artistic elements. In this workshop, participants will use cell phones and play dual roles – as mover and as captor of a dynamic movement process in human origami. Movers will be given instructions on how to re-enter and recapture choice elements of the previous movement session. New states of somatic and artistic embodiment will emerge out of the combined act of moving and capturing movement.
Preview a Human Origami improvisational duet created by film director and editor Elisabeth Barbier of ICI & Now. Also, enjoy a sampling of Susan Sentler’s 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.
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