‘Motivations for Movement’ (2012) is an interview/video-essay on the movement material of the dance-company Emio Greco / PC and the motivations of two dancers in their work.
Simultaneously it is a project about the basic human – and animal – need to move and express oneself. The conversations with Victor Callens and Sawami Fukuoka brought me to make a comparison between the movement material of Emio Greco / PC and some principles of Peter Levine’s theory of the human body and trauma healing, in an essay called ‘Trauma and Trauma Healing. Movement, Dance and Performance‘ (2016).
Victor Callens Sawami Fukuoka
0.1 Emio Greco / PC / 0.2 Navigating through the project
Part 1. Victor and Sawami
1.1-1.7 Childhood, motivations for dancing, experiences with dance, first meetings with the work of Emio Greco / PC and some beautiful poetic thoughts on animals, space and prayer.
Part 2. The Work of Emio Greco / PC
2.1 Strangeness and following the law of nature
2.2 Life force
2.3-2.6 Breaking through (different meanings of..)
2.7 The final scene of ‘Extra Dry’
2.8 Tuning into and serving ‘something bigger’
2.11 A thin line
addicted / animals / ballet / being equal / breaking through / channeling / Emio’s body / expression / fear / happy / immediate / jumping exercise / law of nature / life force / motor / not breaking through / opening chest / ‘real I’ / reality / reborn / shaking it off / shared between bodies / space / spiritual / stomach / strange / survival / un/locking / thin line
Double Points: 1 / Double Points: 2 / Extra Dry
Part 3. Concluding texts
3.1 Victor: Breaking through (2012)
3.2 Sawami: The ‘real I’ (2012)
Part 4. Essay
4 Trauma and Trauma Healing. Movement, Dance and Performance.
A Comparison between the Movement Material of Emio Greco / PC and Some Principles of Peter Levine’s Theory of the Human Body and Trauma Healing.
– written by Bram Vreeswijk (2016)
Polar Bear Not Getting Traumatized (3 min)
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