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4 Mondays, June 7 – 28, 10-11:30AM PDT

As we transition to summer in the northern hemisphere, we ignite our senses and invite light and lightness into our bodies and imagination. Supported by somatic awareness, we work with Movement Ritual to explore movements on the ground, to standing and moving through space. We experiment with space, time and force to illuminate different qualities in our dancing. Drawing and writing add layers of discovery as we acknowledge the arrival of the summer solstice and celebrate the creative light within.

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. Open to all. No dance experience required. Please create a comfortable space to move and have drawing and writing materials on hand.

Learning objectives:

– learn the movements of the spine

– learn about the elements of space, time, and force in dancing

– learn to execute 3 movements from MR

– 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.

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