Performance of embodiment 🌫️BIG YAWN 🌫️

PREMIERE on June 1st at 6pm
Performances on June 7, 8, 9 at 6pm
at Sakala 3 rehearsal studio

Choreography / performance JOANNA KALM
Movement dramaturgy MARI MĂ„GI
Scenography ARTHUR ARULA

Co-production: Estonian Dance Agency / TantsuRUUM
With support from Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Tallinn University Student Union and Research Fund

🌫️ BIG YAWN 🌫️ is of fluidity, openness and volatility of being a human organism. Softly choreographed through a body – in this case my own, Joanna’s – so to observe the subtleties of sensing and perceiving which organize one’s being.

I allow time for the body to be expressed in space.

If it is recognized that all possibilities of language – spoken and written – are already given in the world, then what kind of expression is already given in the body?

I find myself in a mist of quickly disappearing dance, which cannot be grasped by hand nor fixed into the form of it. The sensations slip through my fingers and it is not possible to step into the same river twice. A body-self is a process consisting of personal material, the environment and you in it. I am left to follow the (dis)order of my body.

I am led by the following questions: What is organizing me in the moment? How to organize and thus sense differently? What if I just allow my cells to express themselves? What is the relation between attention and expression? How do the internal and external relate and balance? What if I include everything into my dancing? How to dance everything present in the moment?

🔎BIG YAWN is part of Joanna Kalm’s anthropology master’s degree (Tallinn University) research focused on embodied holistic self-regulation based on somatic movement. Coming from contemporary dance, she chose to deepen her awareness by delving into Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) practice founded by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.

BMC is an embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles, utilizing movement, touch, voice and mind. For example, one can connect cognitive knowledge of blood circulation with the experience of sensing the blood being pumped by and through the heart, via the veins and capillaries into the peripheries of the body, and back. The following sensations may lead to movement, imagery and vocal expression.

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