Do you think about your everyday movement? Can the ordinary movement become extraordinary? These are the questions, which are often spelled among People doing moves community, which explores relationships between bodies, body parts, objects, and actions. 

Ivan Sakhov performing a move

The movements of everyday life are often so familiar to us that we hardly notice them anymore. Our process is the attempt the seemingly familiar movements to make unfamiliar (vice versa).

How it all came to life

The whole project started in 2014 when the international experimental community Taet Vremya locked themselves in a shooting studio in Hamburg for one week, to experiment just with their bodies and objects around. Since then, they have never stopped doing this and what more, they claim that each of us does it every day, we just don’t realize it.

The outcome of this exploration was a short movie that won an audience choice award on Moving Body Festival in Bulgaria and a film award in the category Best Experimental at international short film festival Moscow Shorts.

Taet Vremya has also held several ‘one move’ battles, where you can use just one move to pass the preselection or to beat the other side. This battle was also a part of the first experimental battle in Slovakia – Katarakt battle, which sadly didn’t happen due to COVID restrictions.

Martin Klukas performing a move

What exactly is People doing moves?

People doing moves is a conscious exploration of our bodies and their habits, which aims to find their hidden potential. The subsequent performing of these moves allows both performers and audience, to better understand physical relationships between bodies, body parts, objects and actions. Important thing is, that People Doing Moves is dedicated to everyone and it supports human bodies. We believe, that people can do and express with their bodies much more than they believe. 

Freedom, language and community

People doing moves wants to prove, that there is no right or wrong. We are all humans, who are moving in their possibilities. We aim to create an international language and its vocabulary consisting of movement. No matter if you want to create a move to enrich your own dance style or you use the move to point on some global problem, important is, that this language is understandable by people from all over the world. 

Nils Löfke performing a move

Currently, we are building the community around the whole concept and spreading the knowledge and collected information via various workshops given to broaden people’s horizons about the perception of their bodies and movement. We believe this can be enriching for high-level dancers as well as for people who have never danced before, when they just want to explore their bodies.

David Voigt performing a move

How to join?

Just start exploring and experimenting. Here are some tasks, which can help you:

Act Now:

• Create a move
• Use your body in unusual and witty ways
• Recognise movements that have relevance to your body
• Recognise an irrelevant movement. Execute it. What do you feel now?
• Imitate a move
• Repeat a move
• Learn a move
• Repeat and change a move
• Recognise different relationships between objects and your body
• Create a move with an object

Daniil Patlakh performing a move

• Create a move with an object, while experiencing an emotion
• Create a move from the point of view of an object
• Let the object move you
• Create a locomotion
• Create a move by focusing on sound
• Create a movement with causal relations between your body parts
• Imitate a part of the body with another part of the body
• Choose an everyday movement and change it by repetition and alienation
• Create a move and explain the intention behind it
• Create a movement which addresses a theme
• Instrumentalise your body
• Inspire yourself, inspire others & inspire us
• Our bodies are enough

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