ITS Alive is a collaboration between dancers who share a love for synchronised group improvisation. They share a dance language called “ITS” which allows them to communicate as they dance together. Hence, each performance is a living collective improvisation.
” Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) relies on a shared vocabulary of movements, each initiated by a distinct cue movement. The leader initiates the cue movement, then a short, choreographed combination, or combo, is performed. These combos can be done in any order, and none of the dancers know ahead of time which movements the leader will cue next. In order for ITS to work, everyone must know the same vocabulary of movements. Because of this, ITS is a lot like a language. […] ITS represents over a decade of artistic process and experimentation. It is its own animal. A breathing, feral, unpredictable beast that I will continue to hand feed until it turns around and kills me.” – Amy Sigil of Unmata