Touch is a powerful sensorial experience and when used in a guided practice can evoke strong emotional reactions. Specially devised or choreographed contact may be used, as well as pre-existing techniques such as massage, erogenous touch, tantric practices, touch therapy etc, to create a shared experience. Such practices require or engender a heightened sense of vulnerability and sensitivity and must be consensual among adults.
Creative processes and collaborations involving rehearsal over distance (eg between a dancer and choreographer, or between whole teams) has been shown to be possible.
The art of walking has a rich history in relation to the creative process, through guided participation, or as solo walks, with routes variously planned or improvised following intuition. Walking can be part of a creative process or the event itself of a performance where the walkers are various combinations of performers and audience members.
A subtle, experiential performance that invites to walk hand in hand with a series of strangers around the city to discover it anew. Designed for one audience member at a time the piece asks people to challenge prejudices in the flesh, and experience first hand what it is to walk in someone elseʼs shoes – or hands. Walking:Holding engages with local participants as performers in each location.
Fixed / pre-recorded
Live / responsive
Site-responsive / site-specific