Motivity is an improvisation-based dance form and performance art. It often includes the use of a suspended apparatus, in particular the single-point low flying trapeze, which Terry designed in 1976.
Motivity emphasizes the individual's discovery of her or his unique aesthetic using a system of sensory awareness while on the ground and in the air. This form blends that which is personal, political, and spiritual.
Terry developed Motivity as her like-minded contemporaries were developing Motional Improvisation (Al Wunder), and Action Theater (Ruth Zaporah).