July 6-10, 2015: Five day Open Source Forms and Radical Ecological Intimacy Workshop at Ponderosa Tanzland with Abby Crain.
STEP ASIDE OR HUMANS DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING
Sometimes it is useful to get out of the way. Sometimes it is useful to put aside our precious egos and and let go. Sometimes it is useful to allow things to move through us. When we practice this way, unfathomable transformations begin to happen, sometimes out of nowhere, and sometimes by surprise. We will both lie on the floor for untold amounts of time and find ourselves dancing with abandon that will never to want to stop. We will quiet our minds and bodies so deeply that places deep inside of ourselves will begin to loosen and shift.
Sourcing from the profound structures of Stephanie Skura’s Open Source Forms, this class furthers the dynamic interplay between imagery, consciousness, releasing, and the unpredictable dynamism and mutability of the unfettered body and mind in motion. In this workshop, we will move the practice of OSF out onto the land and into the environs of Ponderosa Tanzland. We will experiment with OSF as a portal to radical ecological intimacy with Ponderosa’s flora, fauna, soil, air, rocks and water. In this time of profound ecological shift, in which familiar landscapes are being rapidly transformed by forces of climate change and our fellow species are beginning to disappear, this workshop offers the practice of OSF as a place from which to begin to explore kinship with our co-species and the land upon which we live as we navigate this transtion.
This work is excellent for both dancers and non -dancers, trained movers and improvisors.
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ABBY CRAIN IS A U.S. BASED DANCE MAKER, TEACHER, AND PERFORMER. SHE HAS PERFORMED EXTENSIVELY WITH MIGUEL GUTIERREZ AND SARA SHELTON MANN AS WELL AS MORE RECENTLY WITH GUILLERMO GOMEZ PEÑA AND JESSE HEWIT. HER WORK IS DEEPLY INFLUENCED BY HER STUDY OF OPEN SOURCE FORMS WITH STEPHANIE SKURA. She was certified to teach OSF in the fall of 2014.