Through creative exploration and expressive-pattern analysis, we deconstruct our perceptual framework with attention to inherent preferences and inevitable biases. We maintain intentions to expand upon conscious awareness and develop higher levels of empathetic reasoning. Through a highly holistic creative practice, we cultivate a heightened capacity to relate to/ negotiate through challenging circumstances as whole beings.
We engage systems of discovery and decision-making, with regard to holistic expression, through cycles of active recuperation between mediums such as physical movement, vocal projection, reflective drawing and contemplative journaling. This practice is supported by foundational themes of Laban’s integrated movement theory. It aims to uncover individualized strategies of appropriately and confidently contextualizing authentic expression within the world.
About the Creator:
Heidi Krause is a LIMS Certified Movement Analyst, Somatic Movement Educator, Licensed Massage Therapist, Freelance Visual Artist, Performer, and Contemporary Dance/ Movement Choreographer. She grew up amongst a family of professional musicians, artists, healers, and non-profit community developers.
Her artistic style initially developed out of Eastern Healing studies and global dance/ movement studies. She's enjoyed discovering movement variations throughout Southeast Asia, the Middle East, the UK, and the US coasts. Since studying Somatic/ Holistic Psychology and Artistic Abstraction through the Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, her artistry has evolved into further experimental realms.
Before devoting herself to somatic-creative research, composition and performance, she performed with the Kanopy Dance Company as a soloist for 6 years and formed a freelance career as a Bodyworker/ Massage Therapist and Movement Educator, toting certifications in various movement practices. While gaining experience in the therapeutic field, she explored as many forms of movement as possible, to better understand her body's natural impulses in various states of mind and environments.
Making her way from mainstream and underground movement subcultures in the US, to ancient movement meditation methods stemming from belief systems around the globe, she observed contemporary reformations of dance styles, encompassing both expressive and therapeutic intention. Her thesis encompassed a process of adapting authentic expression within appropriate cultural contexts. She used this method to choreograph and perform a winning solo for BattleFest in NYC, with Streets Finest. She also used this method to create a large scale painting in conjunction with a structured improvisation which she performed for Contra Gallery in NYC.
Heidi’s collection of research and experimental methods fuel her curiosity of the varied, evolving creative expressions which humanity possesses. She links her studies to fields of Psychology, Neurology, Anthropology, Philosophy and Physics, finding beauty in the unique and meaningful contributions which varied perspectives provide to the broad movement culture.