The KO DANCE PROJECT, is a project-based collective in Edmonton that through various stages of exploration and presentation involves audience feedback along with various artistic and scientific collaborators within the creative process.
KO with Katrina Smy, Abby Espejo, Miriam Esquitin, Victoria Rohac, and other local dancers, explore training in the internal martial art of Qi Gong as well as dance improvisation, to connect to the body through perception and internal energy work.
An organic physical vocabulary has arisen from this practice as they continue the observation and cultivation of energy in various forms.
“It’s all about energy: acquiring, dispersing, resting, utilizing, releasing…” (This anonymous comment was collected as part of the written feedback given by the audience members at the “Experiments in Ether” performance, Sept. 06.)