The hip shifts to the side, the knee drops, the weight slides and the back tilts. Successive responses ripple through the body. Movements emerge – sensuous and subtle, articulate yet not easily definable. This dancing body refuses definition, for dancing in-between the known and the unknown, this is a body reaching, searching, researching – a dance evolving in the moment, on a journey without a map…
What are the ontologies of solo improvisation in dance? What are the skills of the improviser?
How might improvisation, and the experiences of it, be articulated and documented?
In order to address questions such as these Vida created TRACE: playing with/out memory and Trace: Improvisation in a Box.