Christy’s teaching objective is to create a safe, accepting space for inquiry and experimentation that fosters enhanced understanding of the human body’s potential and leads towards greater self-knowledge. Whether teaching Contemporary Technique, Improvisation, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Pilates, or Embodied Performance, Christy promotes a sound understanding of anatomical relationships to improve function and to serve expression. She draws from her extensive knowledge of a variety somatic modalities, including Bartenieff Fundamentals, Laban Movement Analysis, Alexander Technique, Hatha Yoga, and Pilates as tools for greater ease and efficiency of movement.
100 Days Score:
One night, in late 2013, Rowena Richie admiringly mentioned Cheryl Strayed’s Wild for Strayed’s goal of walking the Pacific Coast Trail for 100 days. Rowena said she wanted to do 100 days of something. I offered to create 100 days of prompts to support Rowena’s curiosity.
The 100 days score is simply that: a list of 100 prompts to spark movement and creative (all of the prompts can be done in any media) investigations. The prompts are designed to take place in your apartment, in rented studio space, outside in both urban and green environments, in cafes—anywhere you can make them happen.
The goal is to support home practice in direct and tangible ways, to direct practice towards exploration and away from production, to examine our first choices and immediate instincts, and to invite in influence from other media as a means of enriching creativity. The score can be used for compositional, improvisational, and/or physical-mental conditioning ends. Most importantly the score values autonomy and the freeing of exploration from productivity.
Commit to practicing everyday for 100 days
Commit to documenting (in any media) your practice
Prompts can be done in any media
Don’t look ahead to future prompts
You can involve other people in the prompts
Don’t try to “make” something: surrender accumulative goals BUT don’t shy away from returning to material with new eyes and an attention to going deeper