dance

Dance Class Offerings:

The Dance Lab: 3Bodies and Freeform Dance
ONLINE AND IN PERSON! SATURDAYS 7p-8:30p MOUNTAIN TIME 

The Dance Lab This evening class is for MovementLab company members and any community participants (trained or untrained lovers of dance) open to experiencing our process.  We begin with a half hour of drills and exercises for the physical body (based in many practices including Butoh, modern dance, yoga, Qi Gong), and story work to enhance our mental and emotional relationship to movement improvisation.  The one hour freeform that follows is accompanied by a playlist of a variety of music and given a weekly directive to explore.  This can range from practice in the various elements of composition, use of props, sight/no sight, etc.  Pen and paper is encouraged, and dance concludes with a drawing/sharing circle. No experience needed in dance to attend, just an open mind and heart to the possibilities unveiled through this moving meditation.  Also a very beneficial class for dance artists looking to deepen their study in composition and the creative process. Retreats/residencies to come both in Taos, NM and abroad.

What is the 3Bodies Class? How many three’s do you run into in your day? The purpose of this class is to use different tools found in improvisational dance to attend to the physical, mental and emotional body with the hope of creating unity in the individual and the recognition of our relationship with other. There is potential through a conscious approach to dance/movement to become more in tune with our active role in daily life as well as to develop the artistic expression for performance artists.

In-Person at Seco Yoga Taos
(message me to take class in person)

Creative Process:

Movement/dance:  tones the organism and brings awareness of organism in space.
Elemental world: relating to the elemental world helps us relate to our surroundings
Study of other plants and animals / natural world : to understand our connectivity
Objects/props: for tactile and visual comprehension
Music:  to connect to vibrational world in and around us, rhythm and flow to move energies in us and with each other
Creative Journaling: freeform drawing or writing at the conclusion of class for processing and group circle for sharing
Self-massage self/care: positive touch for a tactile connection to physical and energetic existence
Freeform dance: moving meditation, moving from intuition, less doing more observing body in response to music, surroundings, mood/emotional state, others.

Freeform Dance

  • helps develop and refine the awareness of our own movement style
  • deepens our understanding of our anatomical and kinetic body
  • helps us learn how to interact and adapt in different environments dancing for fun and in performance
  • enhances our spatial relationship with others and the impact of those interactions
  • helps us learn how to heal physically and emotionally through movement and state of mind
  • moving from our intuitive self our thinking mind can take the role of observer

Check out some of my playlists on SoundCloud to get an idea….

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