Banner image: Photo of two people standing with their backs to the camera. They are both slim, white and in their mid twenties, and have short brown hair. The person on the left is wearing a peach top and pink shorts. The person on the right is wearing an off white shirt and pink shorts. The photo has a subtle pink filter, which softens it and adds warmth.

As part of Shape’s artist support and creative collaborations, we are premiering a new work from artist Susanna Dye.

Experience STIMMING

Photo of a person in mid movement, stood on both feet and leaning their head to one side so that their face is visible. They are slim, white and in their mid twenties, and have short brown hair. They are wearing a yellow top and yellow shorts. The ph

Image credit: Manon Ouimet

'Stimming is the word used to describe the rhythmic, repetitive movements that we do to self-regulate, and process sensory input.
These movements are a universal part of human behaviour, but are particularly important for neurodivergent people who may experience differences in sensory processing.'

In the STIMMING virtual space you will encounter elements of film and photography from STIMMING Research and Development, a collaboration led by dance artist Susanna Dye and photographer Manon Ouimet, in collaboration with dance artists Danni Spooner and Aby Watson.

This was an exploration of how we can create space for sensory seeking and self regulating movement in a dance process, and what our dance practice can learn from our stimming bodies.

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