INTENTION  Dance Theatre
Our intention is to access the aliveness that is available when we
arrive fresh in each moment in fluid resonance with the field. This
potency is the source of creativity, nourishment and healing.  
Through movement improvisation and gesture, character
development is accessed through embodiment, making way for
intriguing movement theatre.  
IDT weaves somatic movement into its performance work.  This process helps provide compelling
experiences for audiences, as the artists cultivate open body-mind conncetions while dancing.  
IDT plays with the dynamic principles of physics, revealing athletic qualities that are not bound
by form or technique.  They portray the flexibility of bio-systems that can travel the spectrum
from stillness to vigorous dynamism.
With the spontaneity of Somatic and  
improvisational techniques, the artists find access to
a multitude of characters and species, as
space/time possibilities.  This practice of releasing
cultural notions of a dancer's body and form,
stimulates creative possibility.   
IDT is the producer of L.A.'s SOMA Fest, an event fostering Somatic Embodiment in practice,
performance and daily life.  The festival offers potent opportunities for dancers, actors and
people from all walks of life, to enhance their innate presence and movement capacity.  Five
days of workshops and performances with leading Somatic Movement Artists from across the
country take place at Santa Monica's 18th Street Arts Complex, in both Highways
Performance Space and the Continuum Studio.
Teri Carter
INTENTION  Dance Theatre has presented work Playhouse, Anatomy Riot, Electric Lodge
and SOLA Festival; NYC's Int'l Somatic Movement Education Celebration (ISMETA); Seattle
Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI); the Bay Area's West Coast Contact Improv Festiva
(WCCIF)l; and Fresno's Rogue Performance Festival.
Ecoist Dancing....  Eco Movement....  Somatic Dancing...  
We are all bio-ecosystems living within a broader-band ecosystem.  When
we move with sensorial awareness of our internal environment in relation
to our external surroundings, the performance arena thrives, and we play a
part in sustaining and evolving our world.  Plus, Somatic Dance creates
juicy dancing!  We develop our fluid capacity for sustained creative
possibilities, dancing with the unfolding unknown...
”Intent is a force that exists everywhere in the Cosmos. When Sorcerer beckons intent, it
comes to them naturally & sets up a path for attunement and attainment, which means
Sorcerer always accomplish what they set out to do.”
Founded in 2005, Los Angeles based INTENTION  Dance Theatre (IDT) offers transformative
experiences for audiences and class participants alike.  The ensemble's mission is to
stimulate people's conscious and kinesthetic capacity through movement arts,  stimulating
both perception & sensation in performances and classes for greater participation in
creative and life experiences.  Our projects aim to enhance creative development and
vitality, as individuals interrelating with our environment and life on this planet.
Artistic Director and Founder, Teri
Carter, brings over 30 years of dance
experience to IDT.   With a foundation
in Contemporary Dance and
Improvisation, the ensemble presents
works laced with Contact
Improvisation, Martial Arts, and
Somatic Movement forms such as
Body-Mind Centering, Continuum
Movement, Authentic Movement, Tai
Chi Chuan and Chi Gung.