Last updated on February 19, 2023
The provocative subtitle for this exploration comes from an idea that often emerges in discussions of what constitutes Contact Improvisation: the notion that trust is essential to the process.
Trust: that someone won’t drop you, that others are taking care, that you’re strong enough to manage or take anothers’ weight…
Without discounting these concerns (and the list is much longer) I’d like to focus on what variables we can reasonably manage, within ourselves, amplifying our own ability to perceive the dynamic and evolving circumstances of the dance we find ourselves in, caught in the current of this stretch of time, in this body, as we find it, here, presently.
We will endeavor to extract from the category of “Trust” those things that we can reasonably “Know” and rely upon, such as feeling support (or the lack thereof), moving with integrity (literally: with all of YOU, intact), thereby finding safety and freedom, without giving up our agency or, as I see it, hoping for the best.