Promise of Movement
Researcher Charity Marsh has begun work on a new research project into improvisation, physical activity and movement based on capoeira and parkour. The first stage of the research included bringing artists Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea of Rootless root to Regina for a four-day movement workshop in March 2015 funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Flux CrossFit Regina. The Fighting Monkey Practice is a provocation to both the individual and the group to adapt to diverse, unknown and even stressful situations. These workshops foster creative 7 movement practices and physical literacies. The Fighting Monkey Practice stresses the role of improvisation and intuition in the body’s reaction to diverse and urgent situations. As we create moments of gesture, dance and survival, complex dimensions of movement are discovered rather than taught.
She continues her work on improvisation, physical activity and movement based on capoeira and parkour. Data gathering visits have been completed to 2 facilities in the US (LA Capoeira, and Apex Movement, Boulder, Colorado). hosted a research workshop by Amir Solsky, Contra Mastre at the IMP Labs, March 2016.
- Charity Marsh hosted a research workshop by Amir Solsky, Contra Mastre at the IMP Labs, March 2016.
- Charity Marsh and Darci Anderson “The Promise of Movement,” MAP Presentation Series, University of Regina, March 2016
- “The Promise of Movement,” a festival and conference on the movement arts
- “The Promise of Movement Symposium,” consisted of a series of workshops and a symposium, Fall 2018
- Community partners, Flux School of Human Movement and Principal, Darci Anderson will join “The Promise of Movement Symposium.” May 2019.