Sharing research into eastern mystic traditions in contemporary dance, artist Jian Yi will be in conversation at this online Sunday Supplement to discuss their new project, Weathervanes.
Jian will share their methodology in offering participants an opportunity to go through the process of making work through gentle physical improvisation and reconnecting with their own body.
A series of video snapshots documenting the development process of making Weathervanes with the dancers’ ensemble will supplement this sharing, providing an insight into the artist’s way of working.
No previous dance experience required. Once you have booked the Zoom link to join will be sent to the email you have booked with 2 hours before the event at the latest.
Photo by Jian Yi. Featured dancer, Francizs Contreras.
Guided Audio Meditation
As part of Jian’s residency and in addition to the Sunday Supplement, they have created an experience in the form of a guided audio meditation:
You might want to listen to the audio in private, in a room by yourself. The movement exercise should be done preferably standing up, with the feet never lifted from the ground (or otherwise can be sitting) – what’s important is keeping in place. Feel free to move your entire body in whatever way feels natural, let yourself gently circumnavigate. Explore movement as you feel it, slowly and sensuously while using the audio as a guide going deep into the body – with eyes closed and fully naked if you wish. This is an internal journey. Enjoy yourself.
The audio will only be available until Mon 25 January, 12pm.
An audio description of the guided meditation is available to read here.