AVID is a Seattle-based dance company committed to interweaving art and life. Founded in 2014, the five co-creators (Aaron Swartzman, Tamin Totzke, Scott Davis, Aiko Kinoshita, and Rachael Lincoln) meet regularly in an unwavering practice of ensemble improvisation. Our time together has fostered an evolving framework for this practice, an endless stream of questions and, most importantly, the conviction that our deep trust in each other and in the unknown is both relevant and essential. Our questions are vast; from why move? to the value of leaving vs. joining. Yet, both on and off stage, an overarching theme continuously reappears: how to bring the “all” of who we are, individually and collectively, into our practice; creating a level of honesty that anchors us in our humanity.