4 Mondays, April 5 – 26, 10-11:30AM PDT
As spring arrives, we tune in to how movement is shifting and emerging through our bodies. Guided by somatic awareness, we practice Movement Ritual to feel the ground, connect with breath, and find supportive pathways in our bodies to transition from one movement to the other. Through dance explorations, we awaken movement impulses and play with shapes that are emerging. Drawing/ writing enrich our dance experience, nourishing the creative energy inherent in all of us.
Movement Ritual is a structured sequence of movements devised by Anna Halprin that helps relax the mind, increases somatic awareness, range of motion, flexibility, strength, and serves as a foundation for creative movement explorations.
Learning objectives for this series:
1. Learn the parts and movements of the spine
2. Learn the rhythmic cycle of breathing
3. Learn to execute three movements from Movement Ritual
4. Learn three art modalities (movement, drawing, writing) used in the Tamalpa Life/Art Process
Open to all. No dance experience required.
Joy Cosculluela, RSME, MFA, CMT is a performing artist, choreographer, bodyworker, and somatic movement educator. Joy is a Filipino immigrant working with themes of belonging, identity, home. She is artistic director of Wayfinding Performance Group, a multicultural group of artists in San Francisco and has presented numerous works in various venues. She has performed with Anna Halprin & The Sea Ranch Collective (Seasons, Spirit of Place, Parades and Changes). She continues to find joy and inspiration through collaborations with various Bay Area artists (Diana Lara, Christine Germaine, Laurie Buenafe, Stacey Goodman, and many more). Joy is director of Performance Lab SF, where she offers classes to encourage creativity and is also co-director of EAR to the Ground Productions, an organization that holds street performances in response to current events. Joy holds a Master’s in Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and is core faculty at Tamalpa Institute.