A few weekends ago I had the opportunity to participate in Swallow-a-Bicycles last workshop on Viewpoints, featuring the instruction of Rita Bozi. Although it seems like so long ago now, I wanted to post some of my thoughts and experiences on the workshop. I also strongly encourage others who have participated to comment as well. It would be wonderful to have a dialogue on our observations of the work.
I felt as though the Viewpoints format allowed me the opportunity to express beyond my habits and shields. However, more than the format that is Viewpoints, I felt that Rita’s direction that enabled me to notice what was making me limit myself, and encouraged me to move beyond those limits to a place of purpose and openness. I feel as though in the workshop I saw moments of my potential as an artist, moments I haven’t seen in myself in quite some time.
The workshop also became more about relationships than movement. Movement became the relationship. And, in fact, this is always true. In a relationship, like with movement we must communicate. In order to communicate we must listen, receive and see.
I hope in the future I am able to infuse my own personal movement with these qualities.
To get a better sampling of the workshop visit our workshop page for a video montage of our final day. Or, you can go to the youtube link posted bellow.