SURROGATE AS PROCESS FOR LEARNING:
The concise OED defines surrogate as “a substitute, especially a person deputising for another in a specific role or office.” For this one day workshop the idea is to join a partner and work together as surrogate bodies, with led tasks to facilitate and explore the possibilities for movement that might arise.
By exploring moving another person’s body instead of your own, we can learn to move a partner’s body as though it is our own – or an extension of our own body. In this way we may become the agent, in the same way we can become agents over any kind of tool we learn to manipulate.
Expect to explore for an extended time, to work at your own pace in order to learn how to surrogate and how to move your surrogate. Expect some time working quietly, with eyes closed and some work with other people.
There will also be time for reflection and for conversation.