Nita Little – Keynote Workshop
” How ”
Monday June 27, 09.30 – 11.00 – studio 6
About this Workshop:
This movement workshop introduces participants to experiential levels of somatic relationships with oneself and the multiple worlds of our entanglement – the human and the more than human worlds, inclusively. It is an introduction to key words and their felt sense in practice, particularly the ever-present imagination which lives not on the surface of our actions as what we do, but imbedded within them. To do this work/play we meet and explore embodiment, presence, and the tactile nature of physical attention.
Nita Little is an activist for relational intelligence through improvisational dance practices that began with the emergence and development of Contact Improvisation (CI) in 1972, a path provoked by Steve Paxton. Nita has remained on the cutting edge of this practice for 50 years, training generations of Contact Improvisation practitioners and teachers worldwide, A dancer, teacher, choreographer, and dance theorist, Little received her PhD in Performance Studies in 2014. She now returns to international touring invited by dance companies, festivals, conferences and universities to teach, lecture, and compose emergent events. Her writing investigates ecological actions of attention and the creative potentials present in entangled relations. She directs an international network of dance research ensembles – the Institute for the Study of Somatic Communication (the ISSC) which has remained in suspension with the pandemic, but will return to practice soon.