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01. bis 05.08.2018 Moving Alchemy  
with Sara Shelton Mann  
10.30 bis 13.30 Uhr im EDEN***** Studio1  

Moving Alchemy

Moving Alchemy


Dates: 1st to the 5th August 2018, 10:30 to 1:30 h.

Place: EDEN Studios, Breite Strasse 43, 13187 Berlin, Studio 190 OG

15 to 20 eur sliding scale, and 70 eur for the 5 classes package.

open classes without registration


Moving Alchemy with Sara Shelton Mann

We will begin with methods that cultivate chi, engage with information received through visual, kinesthetic, and auditory fields. Your intentions give immediate feedback to you and your partner, even before making physical contact. We will explore this in several ways or applications: you receive what you give, you follow what you intend, and you embrace what comes to you. Layers of texture and touch are readable and complex. We will explore pulse points wrapping the periphery into the core; the navel as an informational being; implied direction starting from the skin and moving into the layers of touch; surfaces of the body that implement quality; and space as a partner, both non-local and inwardly directed. We will begin with the feet, hands, and eyes reaching out into the world as gates into how we negotiate the terrain of our awareness.


The list: layers of touch/implied direction/space and geometry/pulse points/journeys/writing and stretching the imagination muscles/the edge of improvisation and choreographic action/etc.and more


Foto: Olivia Blaisdell


Sara Shelton Mann has been a choreographer, performer, teacher since 1967. She was a protégé of Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis in N.Y.C. before moving to Canada where she met Andrew Harwood and fell in love with contact improvisation. In 1979 she moved to SFCA and started the Company Contraband as a performance group and research. Among her awards are a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 7 Isadora Duncan Awards, including a special award for “erasing time” 2015, Djerassi Artist in Residence Awards, Headlands Center for the Arts Residency 2016, Lifetime Achievement Bay Guardian Award, 10 Women who made a Difference, Bay Guardian Award, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award (2016). Her Movement Alchemy training is an ongoing teaching project and is influenced by certifications and studies in the metaphysical and healing traditions. Sara’s performance work is a platform for collaboration and research. www.sarasheltonmann.org 



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