Dance Class Offerings:
The Dance Lab: 3Bodies and Lights Out
IN PERSON Mondays
3Bodies Movement Class 7p-8p MOUNTAIN TIME
Lights Out 8p-9p MOUNTAIN TIME
The Dance Lab
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.
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 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. Practice will include various elements of composition, use of props, sight/no sight, partnering, 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.
Class is $10 or $15 if you stay for Lights Out.
Held at 125B La Posta Rd, Taos
Change of location! Class is now held in the La Posta Plaza across the street from Albertsons. The first building as you enter the parking lot, go through the first glass door and straight ahead is the space.
(message me to take class, or you can show up. Check the calendar to make sure class is happening)
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.
Lights Out – Freeform Dance This one hour freeform dance is a no talking, no shoes, dimly lit room, allowing a more introspective and uninhibited safe space to explore your moving body in rhythm and play. Come just for Lights Out or come early and take 3Bodies class as well.
Dance is $10 or $15 if you take class and Lights Out. Same space
- 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