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Theorist Online Dance Workshop

Come experiment with movement and creative tools that will help you do what you do even better, AND do what you love with those you love even longer.

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Theorist Online Dance Workshop
Theorist Online Dance Workshop

Time & Location

Apr 10, 2023, 11:00 AM CDT – Apr 13, 2023, 12:30 PM CDT

Zoom

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About The Event

WE INVITE YOU TO MOVE WITH PLEASURE

We engage in creative problem solving and expression to learn from each other and our bodies as our teachers about pleasure, communication, resiliency, adaptability, compassion, and vitality.

WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?

All of you with a desire to move and interest in human development from diverse experiences, ages, and abilities.

WHEN IS OUR ONLINE WORKSHOP?

Monday and Wednesday, April 10 & 12, 2023 from 11am-12:30pm CST

WHEN CAN I ARRIVE?

Please arrive EARLY so you have time to settle and breathe. We will begin on-time. Late-comers will miss the boat - the ship sails 5 after the hour. 

WHAT YOU CANNOT EXPECT FROM OUR PRACTICE:

You won’t get everything the first time, or the 100th time. This way it is more fun! We don’t practice static workouts because being an expert of only one great system creates even greater deficiencies. We are not machines. We are human. The chaos of life is also what makes it beautiful. The fleeting nature of dance is what makes our time together meaningful. Learn to trust your intuition and non-linear ways of learning. We learn more together by asking questions and experimenting with how we can teach without a teacher. I will guide the sessions, propose ideas, offer my 20 years of movement research, but ultimately your body is your teacher and it is up to you what you bring and what you get out of our session together. I am excited when the “student” surpasses the “master” and our multi-generational practice continues beyond what I could imagine.

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM OUR PRACTICE:

X, Y, and Z are coordinates for how we navigate life and find our way back to ourselves through each season of life. Let's dive into more detail. More about XYZ at www.xyzatlas.com.

X - 1st part of pleasure and play

We are guided through personal somatic practices with Amy Morrow using tools inspired by fighting monkey, cultivating qi, gaga, feldenkrais, with inspiration from Jesse Zaritt, Deborah Hay, Kira Blazek, Jason Akira Somma and most importantly, each other.

  • We challenge our speed, dynamic variability
  • We are body positive and pleasure activists - there is no shaming
  • Weaknesses are opportunities for growth and deeper understanding
  • What is your biological make-up, physicality, and personal expression?
  • How does your solo practice bring you back to a baseline, a zero point, a balance of kinesthetic potential?
  • What is the unique experience of being yourself in your body?
  • We rest and digest the research

Y - 2nd part of creation

You are a world maker - shape and be shaped by your dance. Resource where you are, your living room, studio, or backyard.

  • The tools we explore in the first hour now help us compose and create our own emotional journey as both the mapmaker and the traveler
  • Location, location, location is also part of creation!
  • Movement situations test our problem solving strategies through playful games that keep us young and ageing gracefully
  • We rest and digest the research

Z - 3rd part of integration

We connect what we found artistically to to our daily lives and areas of interest. Showing up is the show - when you find an end, the game is to begin again. This is our XYZ Practice.

  • How do you find an internal desire to go from XYZ to ABC and begin again?
  • How do you practice returning to your practice and what keeps you inspired to keep showing up for yourself?
  • How is the voice a fifth appendage that opens channels inside the body and reaches past where the body can?
  • Bring a pen and paper, we often incorporate a writing and drawing practice.

Tickets

  • Full 2 day experience

    Save by joining both days AND receive a complimentary 1 hour guided audio movement exploration.

    $28.00
  • 1 Day Experience

    $15.00
  • pay from the heart

    Give what you can and receive what you need. We have a limited number of spots available. Work/study options open as more registrants sign-up or donate to pay to sponsor a scholarship. Work can be helping to greet people, sweep the space, or volunteer at Theorist events. Please email finance@thetheorists.org for more information.

    Pay what you want
  • Sponser a Scholarship!

    Do you want to donate to sponsor a scholarship for someone in need?

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