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4 Tuesdays, June 1 – 22, 4-5:30PM PDT

In this workshop we begin by giving ourselves restorative touch/ contact to relax and release excess tension and allow ourselves to become more receptive to bodily sensations. Inspired by an integrative movement approach from Anna Halprin’s somatic practice, we find support from our bones, breath, and gravity. Weaving imagery and heightened awareness through our senses and skin, we invite flow and pleasure to come forward in our dancing. At the end of each class, we draw/ write and imagine how our dances can ripple into our daily lives.

Come as you are. Please create a comfortable space to move and have drawing/ writing materials on hand. No dance experience required.

Joy Cosculluela draws resources from her experience as a professional bodyworker for over 20 years, a somatic educator, Life-Art practitioner, and interdisciplinary arts performing artist.

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.

Photo credit: Dancer: Jessica Brown
Photo: Bridget Koehler