My Lovers, Human & More-Than-Human
Performing in Juicy Metamorphosis by Akemi Nagao
How can we expand the Desires that emerge between human beings to include a sensuous, multi-directional relationship to the space itself, & other non-human entities? In other words, how can we cultivate a consensual erotic relationship with the world at large?
We will begin by working somatically, with processes such as the digestive system, fundamentally connected to both desires & boundaries, in order to support the emergence of complex, intersubjective desire. We will also tap into elements of practices such as Tantra & BDSM, such as exercises around consent, looking for that deep state of consent that is not only an act of saying “yes” or “no”, but a continually unfolding “con-sentire”, feeling together.*.
We will then bring our awareness to our relationship as dancers with the space itself, asking not only, “what do i desire of the space?”, but also “what does it desire of me?”
We will encounter the other in a way that invites them to inhabit their own subjectivity, whether that other is human or not.
*(thanks to choreographer & consent researcher Joy Mariama Smith for bringing my attention to that etymology)