Body IQ in Berlin
Listening, Writing, and Re-embodying: Poetry meets Movement
Poet Alyson Hallett and dance artist Deborah Black dialogue between movement and poetry, asking, what if writing reveals what we don't know we know?
Can it be a way of co-authoring with the parts of ourselves that only speak through a pencil?
Can writing take us into the depths of our bodies, thus creating pathways to re-embodiment, knowing, and therefore re-empowerment?
A starting place for the workshop is learning to listen again. Deborah will introduce the Six Viewpoints practice of presence inspired by choreographer, Mary Overlie. Participants will open up their bodies to a myriad of connections with space, emotion, movement, time, the earth, and one other. Within that, can we hear, see, smell, feel, all that we are connected to and experience it fully?
What comes of this listening? Alyson will introduce writing exercises and the invitation to share what is written, to make known what is going on inside the body and mind as it moves. We will work towards an understanding of our bodies as an act of re-empowerment as we bring together our thoughts, feelings and actions to the page and into the room to inspire others.