Our bodies are primarily fluid, we begin life embryonically in fluid,
and our life form evolved from the fluid sea.
The motion of our breath, inhale and exhale, is a fluid movement.
Continuum Movement Arts explores what happens
when we become more fluid in our movement.
Before thought, before emotion, there is sensation.
Sensation is the body’s primary language, our earliest way of knowing ourselves.
What happens to art makers when they develop their understanding
of themselves as fully sensate beings? What kind of art develops?
Sequences of breath, sound and movement
provide a path of exploration.
Open attention is a time of tuning inward,
simply sensing, observing and being present with one’s self.
Open attention opens a door to self-understanding.
With breath, sound and movement explorations,
we enter a state of timelessness and spaciousness –
an antidote to the high speed of our normal lives.
The body feels less compressed, less dense, less restricted —
free to emerge into a boundless sense of being.
Paintings by Barbara Mindell