How can we live our lives with more creativity? How can we make art with more meaning?
In the Tamalpa Life/Art Process, movement and life are intertwined. Our bodies communicate our life experiences through movement, and this movement has the potential to connect us with the creative forces within. It can also open us up to new ways of expressing what lives inside of us.
In this Life/Art Dances workshop, we begin with a dive into the internal landscape of the sensorial body using guided somatic-based movement as a source for creative exploration and self-discovery. The dances that arise from these movements will be further explored using drawing and creative writing. This creative use of various modes of expression enlivens the conversation between body, imagination, life experiences and art making. This process creates the opportunity for you to make meaning from movement, and to uncover connections between your dances and your life experiences.
No dance experience needed. Art supplies provided.
Natan Daskai, Tamalpa Institute FacultyNatan’s background in theater, dance, design, fine arts, and environmental studies combine with his interests in architecture, social justice, and personal transformation to come together under Tamalpa Institute’s approach to learning and living artfully. He has taught movement and the expressive arts to children and youth in diverse settings and has extensive experience as a teaching assistant at Tamalpa Institute. Over the years Natan has also worked as a teaching assistant to Anna Halprin in her 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 is a MA candidate in Education at Goddard College where he is studying the intersection of somatics, creativity, and community education.