GOING TO THE PRINCIPLE
This is what I have learned through my inclusive dance practice. One of my treasures. To make it accessible, find out which movement principle is underlined, so everyone can study it. The outcome is always wonderful because it's a poetic composition emerging from a celebration of diversity.
... Now I wonder: What are the underlined principles of movement when signing? can I study these principles from the somatic perspective?
+ Focus on the movement of the hands, arms, spine, rib cage, heart, head
+ Support with the movement of the hips, legs, and feet. Very strong support (Trees)
+ Move from the bones, from the flesh, from the facia, from the integration of all the systems.
+ Always talk about it with the group. Listen (another treasure)
This is the development of a somatic method of movement research specifically to study sign langue. That is why it is so important to study Dutch Sign Langue parallel to the somatic experiences. They will start to dialogue through the body, the creative body part of a collective.
References & Inspirations to research on
- Sign Language Poetry. In Spanish (Colombian) and English
- Musicians air playing - Invite Suzzane to play for us (song Waterfalls by Aron Otignon) and maybe learn something simple
- From one tree to a forest/solos & groups (starting for the solos for a long time)