$700/ negotiable plus accommodation
workshop includes all aspects of the choreographic creative
process and may combine aspects of any of the following classes.
It is open to professional dance artists to practice their
craft and to curious observers who wonder what dances are
made of and who, might want to try. The itinerary will include
solo practice, body work, improvisation scores, discussion,
and structures for setting choreography. Our goal will be
to make dances by following our curiosity, listening to, and
trusting our motivations and by working together to identify
and communicate our own interests and each others. We will
practice seeing without judgement and percieving with generosity...
the next dimension to understanding and breathing life into
our dancing world.
hours Cost $250
class introduces movement possibilities provided by sustained,
swing, wave, vibration and percussive dynamics. It is a basic
tool for creating an expressive vocabulary or simply experiencing
a variation from one¹s usual way of moving. Dynamics of movement
relate to personality and emotion and can open many doors
to the imagination.
hrs Cost $250
class consists of five meditations: earth, air, water, fire,
ether which inspire movement from a spiritual or phenomenological
perspective. The dancers relation to these elements is an
ancient practice and spans many cultures.
hrs to full weekend workshop ($200-700)
technique is a formal practice developed by Mary Starks Whitehouse.
One person witnesses another person moving in space. The witness,
especially in the beginning carries a larger responsibility
for consciousness, as she sits to the side of the movement
space. She is not ³looking at² the person moving, she is witnessing,
listening-bringing a specific quality of attention or presence-to
the experience of the mover. The mover works with eyes closed
in order to expand her experience of listening to the deeper
levels of her kinesthetic reality. Her task is to respond
to sensation, to an inner impulse, to energy coming from the
personal unconscious, the collective conscious, or the super
conscious. The mover and witness usually speak together (afterwards)
about the material that has emerged during the movement time,
thus bringing formerly unconscious processes into consciousness.
movement expresses that which cannot be put into words, giving
voice to the ineffable, intangible meaning and condition of
full weekend workshop ($200-700)
dancing based on the principals developed by Steve Paxton
and Nancy Stark Smith. This is a formal dance technique practiced
by communities all over the world. Its origins are in Aikido
(martial arts) and can be extremely physical or minimal, depending
on the practitioners.
practiced with awareness not only brings us closer to ourselves
but also obliterates the traditional societal forms of relating
based on hierarchy and either dependence or independence.
It offers a pathway toward understanding and embodying true
inter dependence, mutual support based on commitment to personal
authenticity and curiosity to discover and create connection
practice also rewrites the very idea of connection, viewing
it not as agreement but as lively exchange of curiosity in
and awareness of what is really happening in this moment.
We learn that we can disagree and still be connected, that
our diversity expands the possibilities for contact.
analysis and poetic imagery are combined to guide a mover
through the internal to the external landscape of the body.
Hands on body work is incorporated with structured dance improvisation
explorations to provoke the body to physically dialogue with
spirit. This class is based on the methods developed by Joan
Skinner. It encourages us to let go of unnecessary tension
in the body and agendas in the mind to allow ourselves to
be moved by mysterious impulse and become intuitive and spontaineous.
hrs Cost $150
basic and traditional dance class informed by the techniques
of Graham, Limon, Horton. The class will begin with simple
isolated exercises choreographed in sequence, will gradually
travel in space and will finish with a choreographed combination
of movements to music. This class may include jumping and
be quite vigorous. This class is for those who like to be
challenged by learning and practicing set steps.
movement with text or poetry
class is for those who are interested in storytelling and
creative writing and its relation to movement. We will move
to write and write to move. We will explore the effect and
power of word and image.