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State/s, Body, Treasure


  • Oakwood Community Center 313 10th Street Troy, NY, 12180 United States (map)

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/