Tending: taking care of our own bodies and others. Tuning: finding diverse kinds of commonness with others and noticing the vibrancy of the places we inhabit. Can we reach a state in which “dancing” and “giving attention” mean the same thing?
For Tending and Tuning, Linehan and Helland draw upon more than 15 years of shared performance experience, reflecting and elaborating upon diverse dance scores and physical practices. Favorite pre-performance rituals become a playground for cultivating both subtle and robust forms of attention and engagement with ourselves and our surroundings, as we connect with our immediate environment to inspire new ways of moving and being. From theater to gallery and beyond, we explore performance as a hybrid medium to discover the edges of bodily consciousness, shared physical presence, and sense of place – this place where we are right here and right now. We return to the fundamentals of the body in motion: breath, circularity, vibration, and touch. With an eye on longevity and vitality, we work to embody radical resiliency through creative care-taking and otherworldly movement-based adventures.