Nude the Tree Residency: Lefkosia Dance House
QUESTIONS/THOUGHTS EXPLORED AND RESEARCHED DURING THE RESIDENCY:
- What are the differences between being nude and naked?
Nude: freedom, self-confidence/ Naked: vulnerable, uncomfortable (based on Kenneth Clark)
Explore how accepting or not accepting your identity inspires/influences movement. Work with hiding your head. Changing your everyday human shape. How do you feel?
- How can you wear something and still be naked?( naked,nude, covered)
Explore the body with plastic foil
Place clothes on your body without actually wearing them; move in space.
- How the concepts and practices of the gymnosophists relate to my work and self?
Gymnosophy practices: Nudism, Meditation, Exercise (stay still in various poses for long time as well)
Use/explore the practices of gymnosophy in the beginning of each day schedule for 1,5 hours as a preparation/warm up.
- How does being naked in an outside space feels like?
Explore naked the outside area of the Lefkosia DH. Go to Pediaios River. Have an adventure!
Use your outside experience/thoughts into the work studio.