tricoter et danser/ woven dance

November, 2021. Clermont-Ferrand, France.

A movement exploration session inspired by handcraft action to experience ways of dancing together. All the participants, as threads, intertwined by dancing and becoming together. They created knots between them, woven and unwoven a personal and collective dance. As anthropologist Tim Ingold points out, knots have memory and the heart is a knot (2015:25). This is workshop explores the ways the action of knitting involves sense and feelings and  it is no longer an individual experience.

The movement workshop was part of the ¨Choreomundus weekend¨ organised by students of Choreomundus – International master’s in dance Knowledge, Practice, and Heritage; and University Clemont Auvergne.

video: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/661426510

Published by Moyra Silva

Moyra Silva Rodríguez is a Peruvian performing artist and researcher. She holds a BA in performing arts and a contemporary dance diploma. Currently she is an Erasmus Scholarship holder for the MA Choreomundus 2020-2022 (UK, England and Norway). Since 2009 she has worked professionally as dancer and actress with important directors and theaters in her hometown Lima and abroad. From 2010 to 2015 she developed the independent theater group “Panparamayo” and the solo project “Reflejo animal”. In 2012 she started a collaborative duo with composer Adele Fournet “CorpusMedio”. In 2019 in Lima, she was awarded with the ICPNA Theater Festival for her play “Nave” and selected to bPunto de Encuentro, a Programme for independent artists-managers in Perú of Sala de Parto Festival. Abroad she was selected to take part in the Visitors Programme 56. Theatertreffen-2019 by the German Federal Foreign Office and Goethe Institut in Berlin, Germany. In 2020, the experimental performance, "Pirotecnia” was part of “Temporada Alta Festival” in the Alliance Française of Lima and “Nave” was selected for the Performing Arts Festival of Lima- FAE 2020.

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