5 Rhythm wave

Collaboration performed at the DPL centre in Media City on April 27th 2022

In dancing 5Rhythms you can track perceptions and memories; seek out gestures and shapes; tune into instincts and intuitions. They reveal ways to creatively express aggressiveness and vulnerability, emotions and anxieties, edges and ecstasies. They reconnect us to cycles of birth, death and renewal and hook us up to the spirit in all living things. They initiate us back into the wisdom of our bodies and unleash movement’s dynamic healing power.

5Rhythms is a philosophy, perspective, performance art, and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Energy moves in waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms. A human being is just that - energy, waves, patterns, rhythms. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance.

Lauren and I wore masks to be able to perform as freely and unashamedly as possible while conversing through the sounds of my mark-making and her found objects.