James Batchelor & Collaborators

Expanding Micro Spaces Workshop

Expanding Micro Spaces was an intensive workshop week led by Choreographer James Batchelor at ALTA in Prague, September 2020. The workshop explored embodied strategies for collective contemplation and meditation. In a relaxed and patient atmosphere, the workshop probed the small bubbles of space around the body (the Kinesphere) through improvisations that expand the spectrum of sensory possibilities, particularly at the slower, softer, smaller end. A range of different approaches to touch, gaze and attention explored the potential of the small gesture, by going even smaller and creating a new palette of micro-detailed movement opportunities. These scores were liberating and expansive, with a focus on creating shared moments of subtlety and intimacy.