" Instinct or innate behavior is the inherent inclination of a living organism towards a particular complex behavior. The simplest example of an instinctive behavior is a fixed action pattern (FAP), in which a very short to medium length sequence of actions, without variation, are carried out in response to a clearly defined stimulus."

The INSTINCT project is a dance project of Iris van Peppen about instinctive movement.
This summer Iris will be starting her physical research for creating a dance performance: both on site and in a theater setting. The dancers that are performing are Makiko Ito, Kim Hoogterp and Aida Guirro Salidas.

For the research Iris will be using somatic based principles like the releasing of the head and neck and moving from it, using arterial flow (blood circulation) and spinal movement in order to stretch ones physical boundaries so that the dancers can open up to another (sub)conscious.
Iris is curious how the dancers will use their senses to perceive their dancing and space. Check the short trailer

After an informal studio presentation:

- a short film will be made to capture the essence of the project by Marieke Helmus and Leo van Emden
- INSTINCT will be furtherly developed on an urban site together with Expodium in 2016
- Iris will share her knowledge with local dancers in Hong Kong (january 2016)
For this INSTINCT project Iris is looking for a co-producer that can enable the performance to develop and be performed. For inquiries please contact us.

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