Jia-Yu Corti’s class will begin with warm-up exercises based on breathing and motion, allowing the body to immerse in the here-and-now. Tuning into the sensorial and energetic fields through touch and guided visualisation, we will explore the nuanced exchanges between the cells within and outwith the body.
Following the body’s natural relationship with gravity, we experiment with our instinctual ways of moving, disrupting the habitual movement patterns and rhythmic tendencies. We embark, with courageous yielding and playful determination, on intimate and intuitive journeys to rediscover the body’s ability to encode, release and exchange perceptions, memories and ideas.
What are our desires? How do we arrive? Who do we meet? Our dancing interweaves moments of confusion, boredom, fluidity; it attends to the meandering mind, fragmented intentions and accidental insights. The aim is to joyously create through different modes of expression as solos, duets, and groups.
Jia-Yu Corti has created, performed and collaborated in diverse contexts and environments at the intersections of choreography, dance, theatre, visual, live and performance art. Her experience in Chinese martial arts, ballet, contemporary dance, butoh, somatic techniques and improvisation informs her practice which builds upon the idea of transformation to be achieved through repetition, meditation, Qi-Gong and Yoga. She regards the body as a technology that can host concepts, integrate experiences, execute movements and heal wounds.
Corti has worked internationally with artists/choreographers such as Marie Chouinard, Koichi Tamano, Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Jerome Bel/Candoco Dance Company, Jeremy Shaw, Pan Daijing, Anthea Hamilton, Alexandra Bachzetsis, sirenscrossing, Trajal Harrell, Tino Sehgal and Zadie Xa.