Contact Quarterly Article

Awareness, Engagement & Resilience

Through this Contact Quarterly article, Alyssa Lynes shares from her extensive teaching experience a powerful tool she developed, titled “Awareness, Engagement & Resilience”. Alyssa uses this tool to support individuals and communities: • to identify their individual experiences and desires • to practice making clear and creative dance choices • to communicate skillfully about their own experiences with others in moments of celebration and discomfort Through anecdotes and descriptions from workshop tours, Alyssa reveals how “A,E, & R” can be used to support movers to create and sustain more resilient inclusive dance spaces.