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4 Mondays, October 26 – November 16, 10am-12pm PDT

We tap into nature’s bodies to remember our creation stories. Where do we come from? What is my ocean? What is my mountain? What are my tree-roots? Who are my people?

Through the lens of indigenous wisdom, we humbly learn and remember our interconnectedness with nature. Inspired by working with Anna Halprin in the natural environment, this workshop evokes our bodies, feelings, and imagination as we find reflections of ourselves in water, trees, wind, the natural elements. Through the Life/Art Process, we will listen, move, draw, write, and witness our and others’ creation stories.

As we continue to navigate current times of great change, we respond by mindfully shifting to new ways of knowing ourselves and each other.

Open to all. No dance or art experience needed.

To get the most out of this online series, please prepare a comfortable space to move in with access to your online device. Also, have art supplies ready at hand for drawing activities, and paper and pen for journaling and creative writing exercises.

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. This offering is part of Joy’s ongoing learning/unlearning decolonizing journey as a POC, immigrant, woman, artist, educator.

*Featured photo by Bridget Koehler: Joy Cosculluela and dancers, Northern CA coastline.