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May 21, 2021: ONE-ON-ONE WORKSHOP INVITATION by Geneviève Johnson

This week’s blog is an invitation.Invitation to dance with me through a private classand being part of a short poetic film to be presented at InFrinGinG Dance Festival in Nanaimo this summer. Invitation I am inviting 3 to 5 people (artists, movers, art or dance enthusiasts) to participate in a private one-on-one Butoh and Landscape Under Skin Theatre workshop exploring connectedness through interweaving with each other and the environment. Kimono Path created by Marcelle Moisan …

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May 7th, 2021: OUR POROSITY by Geneviève Johnson

(Big Bang by Geneviève Johnson collage with Hubble telescope image of a nebula) Big Bang and Stardust One thing Hubert Reeves wrote long time ago always stuck with me : we are made of stardust (Poussière d’étoiles, Hubert Reeves, Le Seuil, collection « Science ouverte », Paris, 1984.) Poetically, it is beautiful but he means it literally: we are made of atoms created in the cores of stars that have exploded. (Stardust by Geneviève Johnson …

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April 30, 2021: DANCING WITH YOUR ENVIRONMENT by Geneviève Johnson

It has been 6 weeks since my surgery and I am moving better and better. So I started to dance again. It is a dance of a different in-between than before: because the restrictions are not coming from pain they are followed intentionally, prescribed by the surgeon. It makes for a hieroglyphic type of slow dance: a two-dimentional dance articulated at the waist. At times, I imagine myself strangely moving in the midst of Egyptian-like …

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April 16, 2021: WALKING – THE INSPIRATION BEHIND MY NEXT SCREENDANCE by Geneviève Johnson

(Anatomy of a Storm, by Geneviève Johnson – picture from video by Gary Prendergast) For my next poem in motion, I decided to start by creating a soundscape around WALKING from which the movement and the visual will take shape. (I touched on the creation of soundscapes a few weeks back.) The final production will be a Dance on Film that might become a live show later: At Walkfall / À la tombée de la …

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March 12, 2021: CREATING SOUNDSCAPES FOR PERFORMANCE AND ART INSTALLATION by Geneviève Johnson

I am taking an exciting audio creation course this semester as part of my Digital Media studies at VIU. It was a little intimidating at first because I am not a musician but it turns out that sound scores can be much other things than music. The world of sounds is wide and fun to play with. Finding your voice, through sounds, from who and where you are; from past and present to build surprising …

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