What happens if we draw and then dance? What happens if we write, paint, draw, and then dance? How do images from outside of the studio inspire us? How are we affected when we collaborate with others and allow their ideas to shape our own? How does the knowledge in our bodies speak to us? Dance becomes my teacher, and I am the student. Practice as Research allows the artist to continue discovering ways of listening to the body’s wisdom. Visual images add a reflexive response dialogue between the senses and body, adding a layer of texture to stimulate movement within and through the body when exploring the practice of choreography.
Developed through the research, imagination takes shape from things seen and known and experiences with self and others. Visual arts, both two and three-dimensional, turn questions into physical understanding, making room for more questions in a search to understand structure and form. Impressions and reflections enable new perspectives and insight to be considered, shaping thoughts and actions in an inventive place where art is created. The meaning is in the fabrication, and the content is held within the connections where they materialize. Experience evokes creative choice where connections are made, and new forms of interpretation and understanding emerge. At the same time, the method of inquiry is located within the practice, and aesthetics emerge through the artwork.