Crimson Coast Dance

February 5, 2021: USING OBJECTS IN MOVEMENT EXPLORATION & CREATION by Genevieve Johnson

(Relics – photo by Mathieu Rivard) I very often work with objects in my creation. I use objects as constraints, inspirations and/or starting points in my poems in motion. It can be: Objects I find in nature (a stick found at Diver’s Lake for Nested: Lean and Rise below ) – or thrifting (a kimono found in a Tokyo flea market for Relics above) Objects I make alone and with others ( knitted kimono for Nested… …

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January 29, 2021: INVESTIGATING THE BODY & ITS RELATION WITH THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH DIFFERENT ART FORMS by Genevieve Johnson

the word  “c l o u d”my body spreadsspace invading cells  vertigo  i am no morebut nebula My creative process – fragmentation, reconstruction, transformation, connection to the world through becoming-other and embodied images is for me a mirror of the physics principles that makes myself and what I encounter happen. This process permeates everything I create. In this blog, I will share art pieces other than my movement practice: from drawing to poetry, collage to photo …

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January 22, 2021: ADAPTING MY CREATIVE PROCESS TO HERE & NOW by Genevieve Johnson

Memories of What Once Was My process used to start in the physical exhaustion of hardcore training: breaking resistances in my body, so gates would open and creativity would flow… My process was starting in what I thought was the opened… (Blackout poetry by Genevieve Johnson) From Min Tanaka’s Butoh I used to work with MB (Mind&Body, Muscles&Bones). Every creation session started with this intense follow-the-guide exercise where we run, jump or walk across the …

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January 15, 2021: WIDENING THE RANGE OF YOUR CONNECTION WITH THE WORLD TO FIND EMPATHY by Genevieve Johnson

(Blackout poetry: Genevieve Johnson) Creating Where People Are Connecting through art – dance, theatre, visual arts, music – was traditionally done by bringing audience to artists-performers, gathering them in a theater, a gallery. Through all sorts of new channels, today, this connection has become multi-ways Creating and exploring my art in site-specific, on-screen and workshop settings is an opportunity  to connect with people where they are. An opportunity to widen our range of connection. Site-Specific: Connecting …

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January 8, 2021: BUILDING AWARENESS & SUPPORT THROUGH DANCE by Genevieve Johnson

In August 2020, Holly contacted me to create a poem in motion for Overdose Awareness Day. I started exploring how performance and creative movement can help us go through certain events in our lives: creating support,  awareness and empathy… It became Lifeline: a live performance and a short film. (performed in the sculpture “Standing Figure #10” by Troy Moth) (Lifeline photo from video: Sofina Johnson) Creating Dance from A Caring Heart It is my mother’s heart …

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