Katrina Wolfe's primary work is the practice, teaching, and performance of Motion Awareness; a movement technique that utilizes sensitivity to the physical sensations of the body as the impetus for both action and sustaining postures in stillness. Motion Awareness was developed when Katrina began combining core principles of Vipassana meditation with her personal practice of Butoh (dance theater founded in 1950s Japan). Visual arts, especially Katrina's study of figurative sculpture and anatomy, also provide foundational aspects to the technique of Motion Awareness. Katrina's experience in drawing, oil painting, photography, abstract and figurative sculpture also contributes to the interdisciplinary performances she is currently creating. These performances often involve complex installations and sculptural costumes made of various found and recycled items including paper, fabric, glass, wax, and extensive varieties of organic materials, especially fresh or dried plants and flowers. Many of Katrina's Motion Awareness works involving installations have been performed in an hour, during which the installation, often taking many days to create, is destroyed, deconstructed, or greatly altered. She has also performed some Motion Awareness / installation pieces as durational works and plans to develop many of her future performances as such.

Website:  https://www.maarts.org/
Instagram:  @keenawolfe

Artwork by Katrina Wolfe

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