"Performer proposes through the contradistinction of her actions. She waits and hopes something to be born, she plays with the embarrassment and the void. The audio visual environment refers to the daily sounds of enclosed spaces we live and create. Performer moves improvisational and articulates the text."
Authentic Movement is an expressive improvisational movement practice that allows a group of participants a type of free association of the body. It was started by Mary Starks Whitehouse in the 1950s as "movement in depth". In the Authentic Movement aspect of Whitehouse’s approach, the moving participants (movers) are passively observed by a witness, who ‘contains’ the experience of the mover by witnessing their movements without judgement, projection or interpretation. In this way the witness is also an active participant, as witnessing is a practice in observing one’s own sensations and impulses while observing the mover’s. It's important to note that Whitehouse created many individual, dyadic and group experiences to create a context for moving from inner sensation and whole-body experience. Authentic Movement is a term coined and developed by Janet Adler that has become identified with Whitehouse but which doesn't entirely encompass her contribution.
Technopolis Room D6
Performer: Despina Hatzipavlidou
Video: U. Cassavetes
Assistance: Marianna Makri, Apostolos Karydogiannis
Best Audio Band Award for 'There Is No Soul, Alone' music piece for 'Interspersed In Walls' @ 4th Crash INTERNATIONAL STUDENT'S SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
CRASHFEST is the annual International Festival of Students’ Short Films organised by the Film Department, School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.