How can we listen on a non verbal level? How can we communicate on a non verbal level? And can we use dance as a way to step out of the boxes that society has put us in?
For this episode of Imagine Moving I spoke to Monica Gillette and Gary Joplin. Monica Gillette and Gary Joplin are choreographers and dance activists from Freiburg, Germany. In their practice they bring together the field of dance, science and people from different backgrounds to investigate the social and personal impact of movement.
They developed dance classes for people with Parkinsons and people affected by cancer. In 2019 they started The Third Box, a dance project in which a group of young adults of different backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities asked themselves how open will our society be in the year to come?
When the project was postponed due to the covid lockdown they took it online as the Anatomy of Togetherness. From the remote spaces of their living rooms, they found out how to dance in a digital space, create room for gender talent and how the body is a window for gender expression.
In this audio-reflection Monica and Gary are joined by participants Kit and Balthazar.
More about Gary Joplin here. More about Monica Gillette here.