Creative Movement Workshop with Doug Victor October 4th
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MOVING IN WITH YOURSELF - MOVING WITH OTHERS
A CREATIVE DANCE WORKSHOP
JACOBS BARN STUDIO, SEEKONK, MASSACHUSETTS
SATURDAY October 4, 2008
with DOUG VICTOR
Awaken your kinesthetic sense!
Deepen your feelings for movement expression!
The workshop will focus on a natural creative approach to art of body movement which follows an innately known way of being that is inherent in all of us. You will experience this by connecting with yourself and then to others in deeply felt and satisfying ways. You will immerse your total self in a progression of movement studies that will lead to the creation of movement expressions for you as an individual and as a member of a group. Improvisatory by nature, this workshop is for everyone who loves to move or is interested in movement as a means of expression.
WHEN... Saturday October 4... 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
WHERE... Jacobs Barn Studio, 130 Jacob Street , Seekonk, Massachusetts
(some scholarship available)
FOR MORE INFORMATION...
Contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT CREATIVE DANCE...
An approach to body movement as an art activity pioneered by Barbara Mettler, student of Mary Wigman in the early 1930s. Creative dance awakens the kinesthetic sense, deepens the kinesthetic capacity for movement expression, and provides the fundamentals to experience the joy of movement for anyone interested.
It is a language whose vocabulary is the interplay of the elements of dance, force, time, and space and whose expression is realized through individual, small and large group improvisation. The study and practice of creative dance supports a primary need for collective movement expression shared by us all.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP...
The workshop serves as an introduction to the art of body movement which comes out of the Mettler-based tradition. This study deepens our understanding of movement expression as a basic human need. It is open to anyone who wishes to further develop his/her capacity for movement expression and move
creatively with others.
Expect to explore movement possibilities, be open to making discoveries as your movement unfolds, and to immerse yourself fully in the experience of your own moving individually and in relation to others. The workshop is
recommended for everyone... teachers, therapists, clergy, dancers, artists, musicians, or anyone who is interested in movement expression. Applications of the work are many and include the fields of education, counseling, recreation, all the arts, and, of course, life itself.
ABOUT DOUG VICTOR...
Doug has taught creative dance for over 30 years. In addition to his private teaching, he directs Creative Dance Providence and teaches nationally for the Creative Arts in Learning Graduate Program at Lesley University in Cambridge. A founder of the International Association for Creative Dance, he has taught extensively across the United States, and in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii. Upcoming teaching venues include Georgia, Alaska, and Scotland.
ABOUT THE JACOBS BARN STUDIO...
This studio is a beautifully restored barn just 6 miles east of Providence with easy access from Route 195. Surrounded by acres of fields and woodlands, we will be dancing on a heated and cushioned maple wooden floor. The studio has vaulted ceilings and windows on four sides. This natural setting will perfectly support the weekend's creative dance work.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CREATIVE DANCE...
IACD is a full 501 (3) c non-profit membership organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for the study and teaching of Mettler-based creative dance along with networking within the dance community. Among the organization's activities, there is a newsletter published twice yearly and the Creative Dance Congress is produced each summer. In June 2009 the Congress will take place at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Check out IACD's website at www.dancecreative.org. It links directly to the Barbara Mettler website.