Movement Six

No one tells a baby how to move. A quote I seem to remember from last year’s The Space In Between. The source escapes me. The irony of calling these blogs ‘movements’ when my body is sedentary most of the working day does not escape me.

I’m wondering (out loud) what a movement practice means to me: largely untrained, self-directed and existing outside of institutions. Come Closer was not my first engagement with movement and gesture, but it was the first where I thought about it a lot. In the absence of virtuosity, I went for specificity. Guiding myself in the absence of professional training, I (have to) place an emphasis on what feels good in my body.

Who gets to call you a professional dancer?