May I Offer You Something?
Choreographer, performer, writer: Liesje Smith
Performer: Hanna Satterlee
Sound Credits: Spoken word written and read by Liesje Smith and mixed by Garrett Heaney. Dawn at Reshikesh by Sound Collective. Active Fault Map by Andi Otto and F.S. Blumm. Esoteric by Lucrecia Dalt.
In making this piece, I returned repeatedly to chosen elements from personal draws to observe the phenomenon of social identity, or positioning, within the consistent field of recognized ancestral and collective presence. By observing recognized patterns develop into workable structures, we found handholds and a form emerged within which we draw from for the purpose of viewing.
What happens to you when you encounter images that evoke your sensory perceptions and feelings rather than articulate words for making meaning?
Liesje Smith has been studying body movement, expression and freedom since she was four when her longing to dance was met. In time, she came to notice her physiology was self-changeable, motivating and empowering. Liesje has a degree in dance from the Naropa University, is a Somatic Movement Therapist and an Advanced Rolfer of Structural Integration. She has a somatic bodywork and movement education practice in South Burlington. Special thanks to all the beautiful music, the selected musicians above; Susan Sgorbatie for her chap book, Emergent Improvisation; Garrett Heaney and most importantly, to Hanna Satterlee.