Weekend Workouts serve to increase one’s exposure to multiple creative processes and to deepen our understanding of ways to work with dance for both facilitators and students alike. Weekend Workouts are led by local and visiting artists and vary in intensity and subject matter. Although these classes are open to all level movers we do encourage you to inquire about how your experience might match the flow of the class.
Members must register for these workshops in advance for an additional fee of $50 per weekend workout.
July 1 & 2
10:30 – 4:30
Fluid System / Body Talk
Led by Michelle Boule
Each day will begin with a warmup using guided improvisations and simple exercises inspired by Boulé’s 20 years of studying numerous somatic and energetic modalities. The aim is to find a maximally informed and creative approach to dancing, where everyone has space to honor their own unique systems for movement. The morning session will end with the application of this information to choreographed phrase work. Building on the morning work, the afternoon session will explore how embodiment and presence can generate creativity and healing. The format will include group BodyTalk, open movement, and compositional improvisation, along with time for discussion and reflection.
July 8 & 9
10:30 – 4:30
Led by Andrea Olsen
Practice in the Discipline of Authentic Movement provides a frame for accessing visceral embodied writing. As dancers we use language as a portal into experience, to describe and articulate creative work, and to partner the moving body on stage, in the classroom, and in our communicative, expressive lives. Holding the on-going experience of movement as primary, we will journal and investigate the interconnectedness of words and movement. This body of work is useful for any dance artist as we communicate our intentions to each other, the press, and general audiences, inviting words that transport and translate but do not replace the direct experience of the moving, dancing body.