An experience in re-wilding our physical nature while strengthening our instincts, sense of wonder and deepening our experiential relationship with the body and place. With the senses activated, we listen and respond to the environment with the body as our vessel for communication. The participants are guided to find the truth in the body as they move through dream states and greater awareness.
THE BODY SPEAKS: Contemporary Technique
The body is an instrument that can be fine tuned in order to access one's movement voice and sensitize our kinesthetic perception. Dance arises from the stories that are held in our bodies; collective memories, experiences, ancestry, and inner mythic worlds. Technique helps us to know ourselves and, at the same time, challenge those perspectives, creating paths towards unexplored potential. This comprehensive training includes work on the floor, self-acupressure, and challenging movement sequences. Participants learn skills, including inversions, to integrate them into honest dancing.
ACTIVATING INSTINCTS: Improvisation and Composition
Improvisation is a skill that is cultivated to partner with each moment with a receptive and instinctual body. This class focuses on challenging physical investigations that break open our ability to listen to the mythical inner world, the environment and each other. Participants explore ways to enter states of transformative action through breath, directives, awareness and clarity of purpose.
FINE TUNING: Self-Acupressure
This intensive is based on 20 years of studies in Traditional Acupressure. It offers participants tools for the location of doorways (tsubos) that, when held during the meditations, stimulate our natural capacity to heal. The class includes pressure points for anxiety, depression, protection and more, as well as poetic translations of the points, to deepen our experience of Self.
FINDING YOUR VOICE: Interdisciplinary Performance
This course is an invitation to excavate your voice through the creation of an interdisciplinary performance, which could include: dance, music, video, spoken word/personal story, costumes and lighting. Participants explore different approaches to the creative process and are encouraged to discover or deepen their own artistic pathway through research and self-reflection. There are regular and informal sharings with constructive feedback.