Photo by Raha Behnam

PAST class

[Virtual] Open source forms

Raha Behnam

10:00am – 11:00am
Mondays, September 14, 2020
  • This is a FREE class!
  • Participants must register for each occurrence of this class.
  • New to Zoom? Review our suggested etiquette guidelines below before joining class.

Movement Research is excited to offer this class online via Zoom. Registration is required for MR online classes. Once you register, you'll receive a link in the inbox of the email you registered with to join the session. You must register separately for each occurrence of this class.

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About this class:

We practice letting go into the fullness of our own presence and returning to our experience as the primary source of knowledge. Poetic imagery will support our improvisations as we move in and out of deep states. We allow the possibility of losing ourselves - perhaps just for a moment - in our own process, practice responding to each moment freshly, and become familiar with the ever-changing landscape of our own internal and external states.

Open Source Forms is fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique as developed by Joan Skinner. It is apparent that Skinner's work was influenced by, or is a direct product of, practices belonging to a multitude of people, lineages and histories. In an effort to demystify the blurry roots of modern/post-modern practices, I give thanks to the generations of elders, names unknown to me, who developed, cultivated and nurtured these practices so we can continue to use them today.

Movement Research Zoom Etiquette:

Since many of us are new to taking class on Zoom, MR has compiled some etiquette guidelines to ensure that everyone’s time in class is full and respected.

  1. We ask that you "mute" yourself at all times, unless Faculty has asked you to verbally participate.
  2. If you’re dropping in to see how this class might suit you, please keep your video off. Send a message to let your instructor know ("Chat" > "Chat with Host"). It can be disorienting for both your instructor and fellow participants to see a video in which someone is inattentive or not participating.
  3. Have a question or concern? Use the chat function to communicate with the class and/or teacher.

Thank you! We hope you enjoy class!

Payment and Support:

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Raha Behnam

Raha is an Iranian-born, Canadian-raised, US-based artist working across disciplines and practices towards liberatory modes of being and doing. She has performed in the works of Abby Crain, Tino Seghal, Jessie Young, and Hadar Ahuvia. Raha is a ...