Dis-Ruption is a company focused on bringing together different artistic practices and research to create movement based work. The company seeks to dis-rupt normative ways of thinking and processing to open up potential for new ideas.
Artistic Director, Bailey Anderson, uses dance and movement study to push the boundaries of academic knowledge production and learning within the academy. She challenges students to produce, edit, and question knowledge through the body--itself a marginalized site of knowledge production within the academy. By pushing societal and educational norms with mindfulness and creative clarity that engages the dancing body, she seek to expand the notion of who and what can be considered intellectual.
In technique classes, we work to create a community of learners who can explore a specific dance technique along with an integration of their own particular bodily alignment and expression.
The integration of Somatics comes from our desire to shift the culture of health in dance and the world. Bailey's teaching draws from her ongoing education in Body Mind Centering, Alexander Technique, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Laban Movement Analysis to support an interior culture of health and seek to reduce injury, and support the longevity of the dancing body.