WHEN I SLAM MY BODY INTO A WALL I KNOW THAT IT’S THERE

WHEN I SLAM MY BODY INTO A WALL I KNOW THAT IT’S THERE

Kristina Johnstone

University of Pretoria, School of the Arts: Drama

kristina.johnstone@up.ac.za

Abstract

This paper reflects on the facilitation of embodied practice in a virtual space for teaching, learning and creation, specifically looking at ways of facilitating touch and the importance of creating moments of synchronicity (shared time). When working without the touch of another (human) being, I explore how the affordances of environment and surfaces can facilitate a feedback loop for the sounding body in motion. 

Biography: Kristina Johnstone

Kristina Johnstone is a Belgian-South African dance artist and teacher. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Cape Town School of Dance and the Makerere University Department of Performing Arts and Film (Kampala, Uganda). She is currently working on an artistic PhD research project at the Wits School of Arts and is a lecturer in Movement and Physical Theatre at the University of Pretoria, School of the Arts: Drama.