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Body Shift Intensive: Dancing in Community with Karenne H. Koo

September 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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One event on September 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

dancers with and without disabilities

Dancing in Community

with Karenne H. Koo from Dancesequences

An Introduction to Mettler-based Group Dance Improvisation

September 14 and 15, 2019

Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (lunch break)
Sunday: 12:00 – 3:00 pm

In Austin – Location to be announced

Register here!

This workshop is designed to encourage movement expressions through improvisation techniques founded upon the free approach to dance and movement pioneered by Barbara Mettler. Participants will be guided through movement explorations to expand movement vocabulary; to sense and feel kinesthetically how his/her/their body moves; and how to bring in his/her/their whole self to the dance. Movement themes will celebrate the natural, authentic dancer within each person and serve to encourage a fully inclusive and participatory creative environment where each individual can contribute to the group experiences. Emphasis will be placed on developing and understanding the “Group Body,” as defined by Barbara Mettler: “Dance is essentially a group activity and an individual dancer can find creative fulfillment as a member of a creatively dancing group. A group body, like an individual body, has separate members. The members of the individual body are head, hands, feet, etc. The members of a group body are persons. Although different, members of a group body, like members of an individual body, are capable of moving together as an integrated whole, expressing unified movement feeling.” (The Nature of Dance as a Creative Art Activity)

Karenne H. Koo head shot

No prior dance experience needed. All are welcome.

Registration: $25

Contact Silva for more information.


September 15, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:
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