THE BODY AS A SANCTUARY CONSTANTINE BAECHER AND KAITLYN GILLILAND: Dance may be viewed as a practice of identity – a discipline to form or regain a sense of self. Physical practice and repetiton turn off the explaining – linguitic aspects of cognition and allow the body to be wholly present, to reach a state of ‘pure’ movement. Dancers/ Choreographers Constantine Baecher and Kaitlyn Gilliland will explore physical and spiritual practices-ritual, meditation and repetitive movement-used to access body as a santuary. They will investigate ways that energy and emotion take human form,the potential to create dance ‘steps’ from a place of energy/emotion rather than technique/autonomy, and how movement grows, hanges and erode through time and repetition. These studies will respond to the landscape and ethic of Shillim.