As an emerging choreographer, Tavia seeks humanness. She believes in work that manifests itself from the soul; work that is not just for the stage but for the mind and body. Through research and creative processes, she hopes to discover more about the uniqueness of the human body and its natural physique.
During the residency, I will expand on a solo recently developed the working title of the solo “Auto” is primarily based on the themes of intimacy and consent. My research in the beginning phase of the work included physical task work revolving around questions such as: What does it means to actively give to or restrain from someone? Are we being vocal? What happens when one gives in? Through physical movement, I explored these concepts/questions and constructed a body map. Now, I will explore the question of unwanted intimacy, its consequences and positive outcomes. I will work under this lens and will be physicalizing how unwanted, shame and distortion projected onto the physical body can be healed through a combination of connectivity with our ground earth and movement. During my time at Naked State Residency, I will construct miniature clay bodies that will act as my healing circle. Generating a living and working space that will be free from all outside constructs, protecting the ground and body. I am interested in recreating a new body born from the land.
Tavia Christina is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Toronto, Canada. She is one of the Co-founders of Near&Far Projects. Tavia is currently attending Ryerson University working towards her BFA in Performance Dance.