rooted in listening to the body from the inside out
With a strong belief in the significance of genuine impulse, Hivewild shapes work through the use of internal triggers - a thought, a flavor, an emotion - to spurn motion throughout the body. A refined fluidity and strong sense of honesty are signature to Hivewild’s movements. When establishing new work, Artistic Director Katherine Maxwell identifies a recurring idea or impulse and begins to introduce these nascent concepts to her team through the use of spoken word, visualization, and proprioceptive movement cues. Hivewild dancers are expected and encouraged to continuously seek greater levels of empathy and vulnerability. Dancers are instructed to engage with each other both on a professional, technique-based level and on a personal, human level.