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Sunday, May 16, 9AM-12PM PDT

Dance, expressive arts, personal development … men are frequently outnumbered by women in these spaces. Join us for an opportunity to connect as men as we explore our creativity, ourselves, and our lived experience through dance, drawing, and creative writing.

*Gender is complex, gender is fluid. What it means to be a man can be different things to different people and can feel conflicting even within one’s own identity. This space is open to anyone who holds a male identity, including cis men, trans men, masculine-leaning gender queer folks, and others.

~ Please note that we will not explicitly explore issues or themes related specifically to masculinity or maleness. ~

Through the Tamalpa Life/Art Process, we will encounter aspects of ourselves through self portraiture, asking the question “Who Am I Today?” through guided explorations with various art media, witnessing, and being witnessed.

Participants will :

– Use the Tamalpa Life/Art Process to explore bridges between art making and lived experience.

– Learn tools of embodiment through a somatic and artistic approach.

– Experience methods and processes of self-inquiry through the expressive arts.

This series is open to everyone. No art or dance experience needed.

Natan Daskal, MA, RSME, CMT, is a dancer, somatic educator, bodyworker, and is a core faculty member at Tamalpa Institute. He has taught movement and expressive arts to children, youth, and adults in a variety of settings, and has worked directly with Anna Halprin as her teaching assistant in public workshops and classes. Natan studied ballet at the Joffrey School in New York City, received his BFA in Communication Design at Parsons the New School for Design, and received his MA in Education at Goddard College where he studied the intersection of somatics, creativity, and education. Natan’s background in theater, dance, design and fine arts combine with his love of nature and personal development under Tamalpa Institute’s approach to learning and living artfully. natandaskal.com