The Flesh of the World

Alkistis Dimech - Leader of Workshop for the Body, 'The Flesh of the World'


From Alkistis's website, SabbaticDance.com

‘Where are we to put the limit between the body and the world, since the world is flesh?’
– Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible.

In Alkistis's own words:

On 19th February next year I will give a workshop at the Occult Conference in Glastonbury, the material for which has developed out of my ongoing research into the body and place/space, and references Merleau-Ponty’s notion of the ‘flesh of the world’ and the body as chiasm, as a crossing – both touched and touching, seen and seeing. The workshop will focus specifically on the feet and stepping, on developing sensitivity and awareness, of self and environment, through movement.

From Div Shir


And from her website:

Alkistis Dimech is a dancer, choreographer, artist and writer, whose practice is principally grounded in the ankoku butoh of Hijikata Tatsumi, a discipline she has trained in and performed since 2002.

She is currently based in the United Kingdom where she also runs the esoteric publishing house Scarlet Imprint with Peter Grey. She has performed in the UK and Europe, solo and in collaboration with other dancers and musicians, and has spoken on her work at conferences and events in the UK, Europe and the United States. An anthology of collected writings, The Brazen Vessel, is in preparation and will be published in 2016.
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