PLAY (Physics, Liveness, Action, You)…
A physical performance training approach which offers the participant an understanding of the body in action. Asks “how does one hone or become aware of his/her own technical and performance potential?” Explores the body in relation to space and time in an effort to deepen the experience of the moment. Employs kinesiology, improvisation, and composition as experiential and instructional modalities. Proposes the appropriation of social play as a generative method and/or an organic form of performative action. Is a practice in honesty, discovery, and experimentation.
Whitney V. Hunter is a NY-based interdisciplinary performance artist and independent curator from Chicago, IL. He creates and curates work for the stage, gallery, and alternative spaces, and directs his performance collective Whitney Hunter[MEDIUM]. Whitney has received a Puffin Foundation Grant (2011), Harlem Stages – Fund for New Work Grant (’09), a new work(s) commission from Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center (’08 & ’11), National Foundation for the Advancement In the Arts Astral Career Grant (’06), and a Career Transitions for Dancers Support Grant (‘03), and in 2007 he was featured as one of Trace Magazine’s “7 NYC Dancers on the Rise”. www.whitneyhunter.com/