Living Data: Align

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Living Data: Align

2015 Conversations


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"It is because science grows out of the preoccupations and pressures of everyday life
that its discoveries have, in the end, to be accessible to all of us."
Lisa Jardine, 1999. Ingenious Pursuits:
Building the Scientific Revolution
p.8

     June 2015
Imagine your performance from an observer's perspective.
Conversation with artist Al Wunder

As well as enjoying what we are doing, we can be aware of how we are perceived.

I began dancing in New York City at the age of 19 as a physical therapy to strengthen a weak right leg. I became so excited by the improvisation taught by Alwin Nikolais.as part of his dance theatre curriculum that I left university to pursue my life as a dancer and choreographer. More and more my interest turned to improvisation as a possible source for self expression. I started to entertain the idea that a performances could be totally improvised.

For the past 30 years I have been developing a form of Improvised Movement Theatre that is unique in its teaching of performance as a means of communication between people. My philosophy is that performance is for everyone not just the highly skilled professionals. We all have our own stories, songs and dances to share with each other and it is this sharing that enriches us. A safe non-competitive environment is essential to allow our thoughts and feelings to manifest themselves in a theatrical setting. I try to instil in my workshops the confidence to open up and explore through movements, words or sounds, our own way of being in the performing space. This space becomes not something to fear, but a source of power that allows us to look at, laugh at, and enjoy ourselves and our relationship with other people.

Al Wunder.