‘What the body does not know, it dances…’
Sioned Huws’ classes will consider embodiment, with space to each of us to follow our own somatic interest, by way of dancing, to strip oneself bare to the bone in the instance.
Some questions at the forefront of Sioned’s dancing:
How to think the body?
How can dance have a body that does not have an image?
Why do I dance?
A question of love, what moves us?
How do you think, what are you thinking in the instance of its dancing?
If I was to say, you are the dance not the dancer – you are danced; you are the poem not the poet – you are spoken, does that change anything?
We will begin with the idea that you have everything you need, you can think with your feet, and time comes into play in missing a beat. We may dance all alone, or together, or to follow a desire. Classes will be led as a guided improvisation – a window onto the real – with each day involving some partner work.
Sioned Huw’s work focuses on systems patterning and small details that allow for the unexpected, finding ways of letting knowledge drop off the body, to welcome the surprise of not knowing. Moving on the Rhythm of One is a project, started by way of an encounter between dance and psychoanalysis: “To dance our way with words in new patterns, remembering that language is not only words”.
Huws was recipient of a Creative Wales Ambassadors Award 2009-11 and in 2015-18 an International Program Award by The Saison Foundation, Tokyo, in collaboration with ARTizan for her Aomori Project and Odori-Dawns-Dance that toured to over thirty venues in UK, Asia, Europe and Australia. The South Bank Centre, Dance4, Nottdance, Greenwich Dance, Chisenhale Dance Space and The Place have commissioned her work. She continues to ask the question “How can dance have a body that does not have an image?”