Crimson Coast Dance

Digital Residency

July 9th 2021: PERFORMING LIVE by Geneviève Johnson

Suspended in a welcoming journey of connectedness.The gentleness was warm and calm.Yet I felt conflicted: a heavy sadness, tangled and emotional.Separate but together.Cozy began to feel contained and confined.The light was gentle, peaceful, steady in expansion, carefully welcoming.The journey so bittersweet; free to expand and discover while gravity held me in a weighted sadness.Intentionally quiet I surrender to the light; free and connected, ready to evolve. Poem by Nicola Jackson from her experience performing in …

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July 2, 2021: LAST WORKSHOP WITH LOLLY B: COLLABORATING PRESENCES by Geneviève Johnson

(lolly b and Renée Poisson dancing – video stills by Geneviève Johnson) Collaboration After a year of working alone, collaborations like these 4 one-on-one workshops that I just finished facilitating are like a very welcomed and much needed fresh breeze. As the participants added their piece to the kimono I felt they were giving it a second life, reanimating it. And I felt more alive myself: wanting to add to the kimono part of my …

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June 24, 2021: THIRD WORKSHOP WITH RENÉE: MORPHING PRESENCES by Geneviève Johnson

Exchanging Guidance Giving Guiding movers through a personal journey paved with images is very fulfilling and inspiring for me. Bouncing back and forth each others explorations, ideas and words opens up a dynamic path to create new poems in motion. For the participants and for myself as well. These one-on-one workshops run smoothly now and each session morphs into what each participant needs in the moment. A genuine encounter of trust happens. Through this safe …

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June 18, 2021: SECOND WORKSHOP WITH NICOLA: LAYERING PRESENCES

The Workshop Separating the workshop from the filmed explorations made everything flow better. The exercises led to the guided filmed sections nicely. The prior practice with images and “becoming-other” really filled Nicola with intention and qualities for the second part. Nicola Jackson in dancing exploration (video stills) Planning, guiding and filming “micro dances of the closeup” made for a very intimate moving collaboration between me, Nicola and the camera… I realized how the camera needs …

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June 11, 2021: FIRST WORKSHOP, SAMANTHA: IN REAL PRESENCE by Geneviève Johnson

A Spontaneous Dive Being present, live, with someone and move in a beautiful outdoor settingwas a real gift!There were magic moments… (Samantha Letourneau – video still from her workshop) We ended up being so much into dancing and creating, I forgot half of what I structured to do and to record during our session. Filming was in the way of dancing instead of being part of it…Half the footage was unusable.But plenty of ideas came …

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