Goa, India – Moving From the Fish Body dance workshop – 9-15th January 2019

In the 3.5 billion year tale of human evolution, it is from our fish ancestors that we inherit our spinally organised head-tail structure. In this process-oriented dance and movement workshop we’ll experience how to articulate from the “fish body” – our vital core – and how our legs and arms enable us to navigate it through the world.

The aim is to develop self-awareness as a tool for creating and refining our own dance and movement practices using experiential anatomy, developmental movement, ideokinesis, the Feldenkrais Method, Authentic Movement, Steve Paxton’s Material For The Spine, spatial orientation and tracking attention.

The material supports widening the range of movement vocabulary and qualities; improving ease, efficiency and flow in movement; recovering from and avoiding injury; and situating whatever we do in relationship to the world around us.

The workshop was developed as a core part of my proto-technique training series for contemporary dancers. However because the material is explorative in nature, the workshop is accessible and open to all. It offers the opportunity to develop whatever movement interests and practices we arrive with by looking at the movement and perceptual abilities that lie beneath all that we do.

The invitation is to enter into a perceptual dialogue with ourselves in which we become the experts of our own experience. It is an open-ended inquiry that’s not concerned with finding answers but creating a multiplicity of different solutions or viewpoints. This is a process that embraces mystery and doubt. The ultimate focus is pragmatic. What works for us.

Venue: Art Ashram, Arambol, Goa, India

Workshop fee: for 36 hours tuition over six working days (rest day 12th Jan). Includes lunch plus access to the all the facilities of the Art Ashram throughout the week.

Scholarships: more to follow soon

Accommodation and living: more to follow soon

Registration and payment: more to follow soon

Refund Policy: Deposit not refundable. If you cancel up to a month before the event, you get the amount payed back, less deposit and administrative fee. If you cancel 2 weeks before the event, you get 50% of the amount payed, less deposit and administrative fee. If you cancel after that, the amount payed will not be refundable, unless we can sell your place to another person.