Elemental Exploratory Movement Practice: Water Body/Air Body
Investigate the elemental energies of the body in these twinned workshops that include a guided visualization warm-up followed by a feedback circle, somatic experimentations and improvisations. The method uses imagery and observation to explore sensation, precision, attention, presence, curiosity and discovery.
Workshop 1: Water Body
Dive into the body’s fluid states. We will explore the liquid life within us in many of its forms - from the placidity of the still lake and the deep internal flow within the bodies of sea creatures, to the power of the sea’s undertow.
Workshop 2: Air Body
In this workshop we will move and be moved by air as we explore possibilities for breath and wind in internal and external spaces, as well as consciousness and “emptiness.”
This method is an enjoyable, beautifully low-impact, but fully four-dimensional practice, a daily movement session for all ages. The class begins seated, then moves to the floor, progressing through all possible spinal motions: arch, curl, lateral bends, undulations and spirals to relax and massage the organs, create space in the joints, shape and strength in the muscles, ending with a full-body sense of length, resilience and calm. Originally created by Juliu Horvath, there are sixty and ninety-minute formats to this class. -Taught by Jennifer Gwirtz
Fieldwork Work Groups
The Field is a peer-to-peer forum for artists to share developing works and exchange feedback. The Fieldwork method reveals how each piece is perceived by others and fosters a detailed information exchange. Incisive and stimulating critiques are guided by an experienced facilitator. Fieldwork work groups meet for between four and ten weeks, ending with an informal showing.