This is an outdoor class which takes place in the nearby park. Please come to the Studios to gather so we can head over to the park together. The studio will remain booked in case of rain.
We will move outdoors in the park and relax our idea of a clearly bounded body and how it should move opening ourselves to what surrounds us without agenda or planning. You will be guided to let your body become a vessel to receive and listen what you are noticing without labelling as if it was the first time so you can enter in dialogue with the environment and its non-human inhabitants.
Where does our inner world start? Where does it end? We will practice softening our boundaries and opening to what lay beyond them allowing ourselves to expand and therefore allowing our bodies to become blurred and fuzzy. We will swim in the potency in these murky waters, experiencing being a passenger in our own bodies, trusting the unknown and its wisdom.
Cancellations & refunds
Prices for classes are kept very low and are subsidized by ID in order to support artists to attend. To keep adminmanageable for our small team, we don’t offer refunds if you cancel or can’t attend a class, and we can’t transfer your booking to a different class/event. We hope this is understandable. If a class is cancelled or changed by ID however, we do offer refunds/transfers to everyone who has booked.
Claire is a movement artist, filmmaker, herbalist and anthropologist. Her movement practice is mainly based outdoors in dialogue with nature and the more-than-human world but also includes embodied interaction with technology and the urban environment resisting romanticism or distinction between nature and culture. She regularly moves in Hackney Marshes where she has a project in collaboration with filmmaker Dominique Rivoal who has been filming her moving throughout the changing seasons of this natural landscape in the heart of the city for the last four and a half years. Claire regularly teaches outdoor movement classes in Hackney Marshes, you can find out the latest dates on her website. She is currently writing a movement book on how to be feral calling for the shedding of social and cultural conditioning that restrains our bodies and their wisdom. She co-founded Kinesthesia, a moving image festival which looks at the moving image from the perspective of the whole body and its senses and which questions the Western cultural bias for vision.