andrea haenggi’s choreographic practice reveals sensorial, bodily and affective experiences, questions and thoughts are developed through the engagement with the spontaneous urban plants, which are often called weeds. The choreographic practice shoots out to explore themes of co-evolution, immigration, cultivation, feminism, vegetal philosophies, decolonizing nature and sexuality. The radicle goes into the cracks, looking at value, maintaining, healing, labor and care.
As an Embodied Scientist I use my skills as a Somatic Dance Practitioner, Improviser, Visual Artist and Certified Movement Analyst to explore Urban Ecologies in Transition. The plant-body encounters with spontaneous urban plants in spaces like “vacant lots’, sidewalk cracks, on the margins in Botanical Gardens, treepits and highway medians are observed, dance and documented through movement language and visual documentation. They are shared with other humans and more-than- humans as part of the process and allows for to experience and understand shifting ecologies, to find new value systems and tackle climate crisis through a feminist perspective.
Making Kin: I insist that human and more-than-human beings have the rights to have a place, to be opportunist and to act with no fear. This totality is what I call resilience. I insist that gestures and movements are thought.