Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
at the Argyle Room, ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Cost: $25 – All levels welcome!– Capacity limit, pre-registration encouraged
Register online or by calling 415-863-9830 x100
This is a process-oriented dance class focused on how we experience ourselves moving and how we imagine ourselves into being. The invitation is to enter into a perceptual dialogue with ourselves in which we become the experts of our own experience. The aim is to develop self-awareness as a tool for creating and refining our own dance practices. The impossibility of a purely physical training is assumed from the start and the class also encourages critical and conceptual interrogation of the many discourses that shape our experience.
In this three-hour workshop the focus will be directed to rediscovering our fingers; how each has its own character and how they mediate between our inner and outer worlds. It is a class about dancing in context. It includes material from experiential anatomy, ideokinesis and the Feldenkrais Method and is part interactive lecture, part guided and part open movement exploration. The continual mapping of movements back to the simple acts of standing and walking means the material is approachable and useful for anyone.