Olive and Otto collaborate as the BodyCartography Project. For over twenty years we create works and workshops that engage with the vital materiality of our bodies to create live performance, films, festivals and installations. Our recent works address questions of embodiment, kinesthetic empathy, transmission, and audiencing and exists in the encounter between audience and performer. We are interested in what new social relationships we can build if we pay close attention to how our bodies might feel their way around each other.
Somatic and improvisational practice inform the ground of our practice. We have studied extensively with Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. We are certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering®, an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness. We teach dance and BMC® internationally. We direct Somatic Education Australasia’s Somatic Movement Educator Program which opens in Melbourne in October 2019. Otto has been teaching Paxton’s Material for the Spine across the US and Europe. www.bodycartography.org