The Void

UPDATE: The films are up! Click here to see them.

They’re beautiful. I recommend watching them all together (any sequence you like). Together, they make a wormhole portal.


So I’m involved in a very intriguing  project right now. Since February, six other Portland dancers and myself have been plunging into the invisible via sensory deprivation floats—and bringing back what we find. It’s like deep-sea diving, space travel, and about twelve other things at the same time.

The gist of it:

“Over the course of May 2013, each dancer will receive five 3-hour solo sessions in a sensory deprivation float tank- a lightproof, soundproof chamber filled with 10 inches of salt-saturated water where you float like a cork.

With no external stimulation to distract us, what will dance out of our innermost realms? Our job is to explore this question through movement.

At the end of the month, each dancer will have choreographed a solo movement piece that in some way reflects their float experience, and will then work with a videographer to create a short movement film that captures their choreography (for public and online screenings). There are no further parameters.”

The project website also features ongoing blogs from each dancer. I recommend subscribing so you can see new posts as they appear—it’s been so interesting to read the ongoing trajectory of each person’s journey and begin to see how they all interweave.

This project is exciting and fulfilling to me for so many reasons. It embodies everything contained in the word “innervisible” and what the seed of this blog is all about—to see the unseen, explore hidden dimensions, and transmit/translate what comes through. Turns out it is full of life.

Float Dance Project is hosted by Float On, the sweetest little sensory-deprivation float center there ever was.

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