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These arms of mine…

Mike O Connor



18:00 - 19:30

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Surrendering oneself to another is vulnerable and powerful. The other is given responsibility. This dance workshop looks at what it means to be held as a movement practice. Working in duets and trios, we metaphorically and literally feel the responsibility within our arms. In a shared space of togetherness, a type of contact improvisation is created with patience, gravity and empathy. Connection and meaning develop through this practice of letting go.

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Mike O Connor

Mike is a dancer, choreographer, somatic bodyworker and currently a PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, exploring movement as a tool to blur mind, body and environment. Working at the intersection of cognitive science and dance since 2011, his artistic work articulates human perception as performative tools, specifically empathy and metaphor as ways of communicating. He teaches creative practice workshops throughout Europe to university students and teams.

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