The two artists speak sensitively about their own long practices and collaborations through the body, and their search for ‘a wholistic approach to this body-mind being’. In a meandering conversation they move through the Alexander technique, explore the roots of the word soma, poetics of movement practice and the wild allure of watching a performer who is tasting each moment.
Breath Made Visible (Anna Halprin documentary mentioned in the talk)
This walk was part of Crossing Borders 2011 and was presented in partnership with London Contemporary Dance School.
Miranda Tufnell is a dance artist, writer and teacher in movement and imagination. She is also an Alexander teacher and cranio-sacral therapist. She has been showing her performance work in galleries and theatres across the UK and abroad since 1976, as well as developing pioneering arts and health work both within the NHS for a GP surgery in Cumbria and independently within the UK.
Eva Karczag is an independent dance artist. For the past four decades she has practiced, taught, and advocated explorative methods of dance making. Eva performs solo and collaborative work internationally, and was a member of Strider (1973-75) and the Trisha Brown Dance Company (1979-85). She was on the faculty of the European Dance Development Center, (EDDC) Arnhem, The Netherlands from 1990-2002, has a Master of Fine Arts degree (Dance Research Fellow) from Bennington College, VT, USA, and is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Her performance work and her teaching are informed by dance improvisation and mindful body practices including Ideokinesis, Taiji and Qi Gong, and Yoga.
Bios as published in 2016 and 2013 respectively.