Workshops & Events
****About Being Danced****
Being Danced is a vehicle for embodying presence and playfulness. An improvisational, play-based somatic movement class geared towards igniting the creative spark in people.
We work as an ensemble in silly and theatrical ways to co-create an alive response to our togetherness.
Participants will be guided through simple scores, and games that create connection, promote positivity and develop awareness training.
Currently Happening on Zoom!
Being Danced Virtual Playstation.
Saturday's 10am-12pm PDT
10-10:45: Playfulness, Comedy, Interactive games with Shannon
10: 45-11:30: Spotify playlist of streamed music
11:30-12:00: Closing circle and Heart Sharing
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Suggested donation $10-20
Dedicate this magical day to play, connection, and embodied improvisation! Yeah Team!
Find an aligned gain in your energy from practices designed to deepen trust and togetherness. Come dance and co-create from the potency of spontaneity in the Flowspace Arts Temple.
This class is for you if:
~you are curious about collaboration and community
~you are looking for new ideas on how to interact with others in movement spaces.
~You are new to contact improvisation and wanting to learn the basics
~you are interested in art, comedy, drama, and improvisation.
~you are curious about letting go and allowing life lead the way.
~you would like to spend your day in a beautiful space with beautiful people
This class welcomes all bodies, all genders, and all ages.
No dance experience is needed.
Please arrive on time at 1pm.
**The container will close at 1:20 and no one else will be admitted. Special requests permitted, please communicate.
1) Pay online to Eventbrite.
2) Paypal or cash at the door.
Contact Improvisation is an evolving system of movement initiated in 1972 by American choreographer Steve Paxton. The improvised dance form is based on the communication between two moving bodies that are in physical contact and their combined relationship to the physical laws that govern their motion—gravity, momentum, inertia. The body, in order to open to these sensations, learns to release excess muscular tension and abandon a certain quality of willfulness to experience the natural flow of movement. Practice includes rolling, falling, being upside down, following a physical point of contact, supporting and giving weight to a partner.
"Contact Improvisation is an open-ended exploration of the kinaesthetic possibilities of bodies moving through contact. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, it is a form open to all bodies and enquiring minds."