radial diamond kinetics/the sweat HUDSON, NY
May
23
to Aug 22

radial diamond kinetics/the sweat HUDSON, NY

radial diamond kinetics returns to Sadhana in Hudson, NY

Wednesdays May 23, July 18, and august 22

7:30-9:15pm

Sweat, tone, play on our own and as a group, and dismantle habits and hatred through a multidimensional body/mind/heart practice. With awareness and alignment practices, strengthening and stretching, and a good old sweaty work out, radial diamond kinetics/the sweat is open to all regardless of dance experience and can be adapted for many bodies and abilities.

Sliding scale $10-20/class (pay in cash at the time of the class or Venmo Hana-vanderKolk

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State/s, Body, Treasure 2
Jun
21
to Aug 3

State/s, Body, Treasure 2

In this 6-week class series we’ll explore a number of practices for accessing and playing in/with the intelligence of the body. We’ll approach this work both as individual bodies, and as a community body/intersection of bodies & energies. 

Relaxation, touch, focus, awareness, alignment, duration, disorientation, repetition, dream states, non-verbal communication, emptiness/nothingness, ritual and rhythmic entrainment will be threaded throughout our process. We’ll engage in both open-ended containers for exploration (practices that include interpretation/improvisation) and more choreographically specified work (practices in which I give you set actions to experiment inside of). 

This class will retain some of that fun-loving, sweaty vibe of my ongoing class radial diamond kinetics, while going deeper into the state-based, improvisatory, and physical/energetic alignment elements of my work, with a consistent and dedicated group over a 6-week period. 

No dance/performance experience necessary and the class can be adapted for many bodies/abilities. 

Oakwood Community Center, Troy

NO CLASS JULY 5

SLIDING SCALE $50-120

To reserve your spot please Venmo @Hana-vanderKolk or PayPal hjvanderkolk (at) gmail (dot) com

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re-mapping/de-mapping
Jul
1
2:00 PM14:00

re-mapping/de-mapping

Making geographical maps can be a useful way to orient and understand our surroundings. But mapping can also be a limiting, inaccurate, and colonizing practice, one that has historically been used to draw false boundaries in deeply unjust and dividing ways. Likewise, the maps of our bodies are crucial for understanding our physiology and identifying and healing illness. But maps of the body typically do not include the felt sense of our bodies, the way the imagination lives in and enlivens the body, can in fact be born out of the body. 

re-mapping/de-mapping will be a 3-hour outdoor laboratory consisting of a series of guided movement & awareness practices that will allow us to be, observe, and move outdoors, awakening sensory wisdom and disorienting/re-orienting ourselves on/with land and in the body. 

We'll begin with some short readings that will bolster our practice and will even go so far as to ask: If we spend time outdoors listening, experimenting, developing embodied intimacy with our surroundings, might we "hear" something about the histories, states of being, practices, and entities/bodies that have been made invisible, made non-existent in favor of others? Can we discover lines of communication dampened by certainty, density and speed?

No dance, meditation, or performance experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing/protection for being outdoors and intimate with the elements for 3 hours. Bring a notebook, pen, bug repellent, sunscreen, and water. 

$10-30 sliding scale

Rain date: July 14

To reserve your spot please Venmo @Hana-vanderKolk or PayPal hjvanderkolk (at) gmail (dot) com

You will receive the location (in Troy) upon registration 

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State/s, Body, Treasure
Mar
15
to Apr 19

State/s, Body, Treasure

  • Oakwood Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

State/s, Body, Treasure
6 Thursdays, 7-9pm
March 15-April 19

Oakwood Community Center, Troy, NY

Sliding scale $50-120 for 6 weeks

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL WITH A WAITING LIST. STAY TUNED FOR OTHER UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

In this 6-week class series we’ll explore a number of practices for accessing and playing in/with the intelligence of the body. We’ll approach this work both as individual bodies, and as a community body/intersection of bodies & energies. 

Relaxation, touch, focus, awareness, alignment, duration, disorientation, repetition, dream states, non-verbal communication, emptiness/nothingness, ritual and rhythmic entrainment will be threaded throughout our process. We’ll engage in both open-ended containers for exploration (practices that include interpretation/improvisation) and more choreographically specified work (practices in which I give you set actions to experiment inside of). 

This class will retain some of that fun-loving, sweaty vibe of my ongoing class radial diamond kinetics, while going deeper into the state-based, improvisatory, and physical/energetic alignment elements of my work, with a consistent and dedicated group over a 6-week period. 

No dance/performance experience necessary and the class can be adapted for many bodies/abilities. 

Resources:

On Body Weather: http://bodyweather.blogspot.com/2009/03/min-tanaka.html

Indigenous tribes of NY State: http://www.native-languages.org/york.htm

Fannie Sosa: Cosmic Ass https://vimeo.com/123000371 (twerking)

Authentic Movement: http://authenticmovementcommunity.org/about

Dharmagiri, site for my meditation teachers Kitissaro and Thanissara: http://www.dharmagiri.org

Dream work: http://schoolofimages.com, http://www.malakline.com/saphire/

 

 

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