Dancing reveals the magic of being. We can meet our whole graceful, courageous, messy, formal selves through familiar and unfamiliar ways of moving.
I’ll be sharing from my studies in Open Source Forms, the burgeoning stepchild of Skinner Releasing Technique that prioritizes non-anatomical language and imagery as a way to access our poetic selves more fully. In this world, we might shift nimbly from lying on the floor to dancing with abandon, letting go of assumptions and tapping into our own innate wisdom. Bring layers of clothing to keep warm!
Alexx Shilling is a Los Angeles-based dance artist who creates site-adaptable, live and filmic dancescapes that invigorate memory and investigate transformation. Shilling’s original choreography and experimental films have been presented nationally and internationally and with support from institutions including Dance Film Association and California Arts Council. She has collaborated as a performer with Victoria Marks since 2010 and recently with Richard Rivera/PHYSUAL, Nickels Sunshine, Kevin Williamson and Oguri. Shilling teaches at Loyola Marymount University and Cal State Long Beach and co-founded the performance platforms Hi, Solo and Gold Series. In 2019, she will complete her teaching certification in Open Source Forms with Stephanie Skura.