ARK Rave Studio
Everything moves, everything changes. Everything opens and everything closes. Your heart, your lungs, your hands, your thoughts and everything you’ve ever experienced open and close in all directions. Straightness is a concept. Nothing in the known universe is straight. You are a soft, curved, human being but softness and strength are not opposites. What does it mean to be a soft, strong, curved human being?
‘New metaphors have the power to create a new reality. This can begin to happen when we start to comprehend our experience in terms of a metaphor, and it becomes a deeper reality when we begin to act in terms of it.’ (Lakoff & Johnson. Metaphors We Live By. 1980)
ARK Rave Studio at Tanzkongress 2022 invites you to a session of high intensity dance to work out your humanity in all directions. Master of Metaphoric Ceremonies, Connor Schumacher, will guide you from the internal to the external with his social choreographic practice based on areas of linguistics, embodied-cognition neuroscience and knowledge gained from his participation in the EU research project Empowering Dance about the essential human skills we practise when moving together through dance.
The things we practise physically become our skills mentally - so let's get moving.