Time Borrowed/Subnivien

By | 2019-06-17T06:29:53+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|collaborations, dance ecology, galleries and visual arts, performance, philosophy & ethics|

Remembering a favourite collaboration with visual artist Annee Miron and sound artist Clive Bourne, @ CraftACT Craft and Design Centre, May 2017. Part of an exhibition of works by artists involved over 10 years of residences at Namadgi National Park   Time Borrowed/Subnivien: beneath us, a world we cannot see.   The weaving--a [...]

Ventilate, part of Contour 556

By | 2018-11-25T03:53:18+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|collaborations, dance ecology, galleries and visual arts, performance, philosophy & ethics, theatre|

Artwork by S.A.Adair, collaboration with dancer/theatre-maker Zsuzsi Soboslay and musician Richard Johnson, Saturday Oct 6@2pm Getting ready to perform within S.A.Adair's beautiful, moving installation work on Saturday at 2pm. Part of Contour 556, Commonwealth Place, East Space Gallery, Saturday October 6 @ 2pm.    

Rest as engagement, not retreat..

By | 2017-10-19T17:54:32+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|bodysongs, homepage, philosophy & ethics|

I lay in my bath, at the end of a long-road day, feeling sore and tired, glad to be held by the water. I came to an understanding that what feels restful is often not about feeling 'in retreat'. I feel the support of water across all my limbs, my lower back, my upper back, [...]

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“Let’s Act Out”

By | 2017-10-19T17:55:59+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|clinical practice, homepage, philosophy & ethics|

A client talked about how embarrassed he had been about his recent behaviour. A trained facilitator, he was about to embark on a great Odyssee and he feared his ego had got the better of him in the last few months. "There I was, acting out..." he complained [about himself]. I promised him I [...]

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equivalence (finale)

By | 2017-10-19T17:58:14+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|homepage, philosophy & ethics|

So, what did I observe, as I sat in the 'spectator space' as an outsider to a long, slow process of education into tradition... I watched my friend pause (cautiously, nervously, in her act of pouring tea, sweat forming on her upper lip, her eyes sliding towards her teacher, asking all at once for [...]

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revisiting ‘equivalence”

By | 2017-10-19T18:01:31+00:00 December 15th, 2013|homepage, philosophy & ethics, Uncategorized|

I visited Japan in 1996. I experienced a country of delicacy and madness, an intersection of 'old' and 'new' time, Crowds swarmed through crowded train stations; suited commuters seemed shamed by the 'floating world' of tramps and kicked them as they passed. Chain-smoking was popular but so too were small packages of pickles bought [...]

receptivity, and vulnerable authority

By | 2017-10-19T18:07:19+00:00 November 11th, 2013|bodysongs, homepage, philosophy & ethics|

I perceive the body as a microcosm of all this. I believe the body’s polyrhythm [complex of rhythms] is a key to health, to flow. I hear the rhythms of the internal body as a kind of orchestra. It doesn’t all play in the same time or tone. I tune into this orchestra and try [...]

the question of relativity

By | 2017-10-19T18:09:06+00:00 November 6th, 2013|homepage, philosophy & ethics|

Whilst pondering the nature of acting, I also pondered the theory of relativity, and came to the realisation that if e=mc2, then the relation of matter to energy, of inside the body to outside of it, is one of relative densities. Logically, then, one should be able to access all molecular activity as information, [...]

searching the invisible…

By | 2017-10-19T18:10:12+00:00 November 1st, 2013|bodysongs, clinical practice, homepage, philosophy & ethics, shamanism|

The role of the shaman has always been to cross the border into the realm of the not-yet-know and bring it back into cognition. Along the way, the shaman may encounter cultural or emotional taboos. It is one reason why the healer exists—to cross the border, retrieve missing information, find links, act as guide. [...]