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Mon Jan 21 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, January 21
Video Pool, 300 Arthur Street
This month’s free Movement Practice, titled Movement, Mediation and Improvisation, is led by Winnipeg-based contemporary dancer Carol-Ann Bohrn and is suitable for all persons interested in moving. All levels of experience are welcome.
In this movement exploration, we begin with a body scan, tuning in to our varied sensations; temperature, size, contraction, expansion, vibration, tingling, itching, tension, and more. The work evolves to incorporate subtle actions generated by the mover’s impulses and curiosities. We explore the dialogue between active participation and active receptivity to our body’s own yearnings for movement.
Our task is to be non-judgmental and remain aware and observant of what we feel. As humans, we tend to become attached to particular sensations and adverse to others, and in so doing we narrow our experience of our physicality, becoming stuck in habits and unable to venture into territory that is painful or unknown. By slowing our action, we can heighten our perception of these tendencies and patterns and discover new possibilities. From laying on the ground to the potential of ecstatic dancing, we are liberated to greet the sensations of our movements, practice non-judgement of ourselves, and expand our repertoire of self-knowledge and experience.
About Carol-Ann Bohrn:
Carol-Ann Bohrn is a Winnipeg-based contemporary dancer. A graduate of the School of Contemporary Dancer’s Senior Professional Program, she has created work through alternative art programs: Cartae Open School (aceartinc) and the MAWA Foundation Mentorship Program. She is currently preparing for AA Battery Theatre’s production of The Three Penny Opera in February 2019 as well as Gearshifting Performance Works’ new full-length production this April 2019. Carol-Ann’s personal movement practice draws from her studies of Feldenkrais, Continuum, Vipassana meditation and Mitzvah and Itcush techniques.
More about YLDE Movement Practice:
Young Lungs Dance Exchange invites all movers and thinkers to learn new skills, experience alternative pathways, and engage in dialogue at our NEW, free monthly Movement Practice.
Every session a different guest is invited to share whatever they are inspired to share about movement practice, each bringing their own unique knowledge, experience, and level of inquiry to the floor.
Movement Practice is open to all ages, levels and abilities. All folks are invited to participate in whatever way they are comfortable with, free of judgement.
We accept pocket change if you’re able for the studio rental.