The Dance into Darkness
This six part themed workshop series offers playful ways to explore the moving body as an art-making and storytelling medium.
As we move through Autumn into the depths of the Winter season, like the trees shedding their leaves, you may find yourself letting go of what no longer serves and turning your attention inward. These workshops draw inspiration from the Japanese Butoh dance form founded by Hijikata Tatsumi, and invite you to turn to your moving body, to embrace the dance into darkness of the coming months. For it is in darkness that we dream and birth the new. Each workshop offers guided slow somatic movement working with different themes, non-human animals and the elements, gentle ways of tracing sensations on the skin as a way of listening to the inner self and witnessing, as well as expressing emotions, through gesture. Each session closes with mark-making or creative writing and storytelling.
Register via eventbrite by clicking on the pointing finger below for the current in-person sessions at Queens Wood Cabin in Muswell Hill, London and Academy Mews Dance Studios in Camden, London. Do get in touch if you are interested in hosting these workshops at your organisation.
Rewilding the body
These workshops offer playful ways to explore the moving body as a regenerative practice of self-care.
How do we rewild our bodies? In a world where most of us are constantly pushed to our limits, how can we cultivate practices of self-care that will give us space to listen to our bodies? How can we make regeneration a daily practice, as we move through this time of collective recuperation? In these workshops, you will be invited to turn to your moving body to explore gentle and playful ways of tracing sensations as a way to listen to your bodymind, in relationship with your environment. Using guided imagery and slow-somatic movements developed from the moving bodies of non-human animals, the elements and other objects, we will explore how moving from desire and impulse can be a practice of rewilding our bodyminds to foster regeneration and sustainable ways of living. Elements of solo moving and dreaming are woven with mark-making, creative writing and storytelling.
Register via eventbrite by clicking on the pointing finger below for the current online one-to-one sessions . Do get in touch if you are interested in hosting these workshops at your organisation.