Motion Poetry: Introduction

Eliza Sanders

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Motion Poetry: words for and by the body is a series of integrated dance poetry experiences.

In essence the experience is a sharing of poetry that has been written in response to live dance. Each session is delivered with information to enable listeners to move creatively in response.

Each session will be made up of 4 parts.

  1. Body warm up
  2. Creative movement skills
  3. The reading.
  4. Discussion on process.

Each session is between 30 – 45 minutes long, released as 4 tracks so listeners can choose how interactive their experience is.

They are designed so that anyone, regardless of dance experience, can feel empowered to move in response.

Movement Poetry is a combination of poetry readings and guided dance improvisation session that audiences can chose to interact with through movement or simply to listen to. In time of social distancing it is difficult to find ways to connect to the energy of live dance. Dance cannot be articulated in words but the abstract language of poetry can enable new perspectives of the body and movement.

The poems encompass the raw energy of live, physical interaction and feature language of the body, movement and connection. This experience will provide passing on of energy from the dance studio into people’s homes and bodies and direct and visceral activation of the imaginative mind. It is an embodied appreciated of the joy of word and an articulated celebration of the power of movement.


October 8, 2020 3:00 pm

Work Type



Eliza Sanders

Project Name

Motion Poetry

Project Type

performing arts