Bodystorming is one of the fundamental tools that BLM has used in it’s decade long collaboration with David Odde and his biomedical engineering lab. Bodystorming aims to reframe how we interact with scientific concepts and to promote physical learning environments, among many other things.
Using basic choreographic techniques, the Bodystorming method provides scientists with a new, highly flexible modeling system to inform and support their research that complements more traditional software-based methods.
BLM has also worked with many young students at schools to physicalize the curriculum they were currently learning in their science class.
The benefits of Bodystorming’s embodied experiments are numerous. The rapid modeling Bodystorming allows does not require the time-consuming development of computer simulations. It supports collaborative research in which each bodystormer can contribute their observations and experiences within a bodystorm to impact and inform the evolution and understanding of the resulting data. In parallel, Bodystorming provides dance makers with unique improvisatory tools for developing and organizing movement in space.
The work centers simply around moving instead of conventionally immobile listening - enhancing an active approach to learning vs. passive intake/lecturing.
Why read about gravity when you can fall and experience it?