"I just think about living differently. The way I inhabit my body has changed."
"The idea that improvisation is an exploration, not just reaching into your 'bag of tricks.'
MIP® gave me the tools useful for making that exploration."
"The love, understanding, kindness, and support the dancers receive from the faculty -- I will carry that with me for the rest of my career, hoping to spread it to others."
"The goal was the journey allowing for unfiltered exploration of movement that results in a
greater understanding of movement creation."
"Curiosity, not only in movement, but in the world around us and where it comes from is a big one.
This process makes me ask more questions. Curiosity is exciting. I hope to maintain this feeling throughout next year."
"MIP® promotes an astounding growth in confidence of both movement and articulation of thoughts and ideas."
"Experiencing MIP® was unique; the constant exploration of movement was extremely helpful. Attaining different mentalities
while improvising and constantly being aware and analyzing oneself while dancing was wonderful to experience every day."
"Each choreographer gave tools that I use and will continue to use in improvisation as well as choreographed movement.
As a whole, it has changed the way I see dance and perform."
"I left the studios feeling so satisfied at the end of each day and excited for the next. I am so thankful to have had such an opportunity to work with such a wonderful, spirited faculty."
"One of the most important things I'll take with me is to be open, but also stay authentic."
photo credit courtesy of NJDTE: Veranika Antanevich