Crimson Coast Dance

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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June 4, 2021: MY DANCE OF THE IN-BETWEEN by Geneviève Johnson

(video stills from Genevieve’s 2 films below) Recovery as In-between State I am in the “in-between” of recovery: I cannot dance how I used to dance, I am not allowed to perform all range of movement yet.  But there is the promise that I will be able to move as before… almost. How much as before? Nobody knows. Therefore, I decided for today to dance this in-between and film the sequences that arise I started

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May 28, 2021: BUTOH & LANDSCAPE UNDER SKIN EXPLORATIONS by Geneviève Johnson

In this blog, you will find a series of Butoh and Landscape Under Skin Theatre exercises.You can explore them as individual exercises to create short poems in motion.Make them yours by being creative with them. Why did I choose these explorations in particular?I put these explorations together because they specifically relate to the individual workshop sessions I will be providing throughout the month of June.Some are new exercises. Some were in previous blogs.I gathered them

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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 14th, 2021: DIFFERENT FIELDS INSPIRING MY PRACTICE by Geneviève Johnson

My practice is about:FragmentingLayering Dancing in betweenBecoming multiplicity in oneCreating a doubt, a faultline, an opening to dive in. Performer: Geneviève Johnson  – Photo: Dirk Heydemann – Costume: Graham McGonagle (photos series inspired by “The Sun and The Moon” show by Holly Bright) What inspires me is the interweaving possibilities between different fragments: sometimes similar to each other, most times very different from one another…This fragmenting approach illuminates the space in-between. I enter the spaces

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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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