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PAST class

[Virtual] The Sounding Body: To Sing the Body Electric…

Larissa Velez-Jackson

6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesdays, February 17, 2021
  • The March 3 session will be followed by a live-streamed Karaoke celebration for interested participants at 8:45PM!
  • This class series is FREE!
  • New to Zoom? We suggest reviewing the Etiquette Guidelines.
  • Donate to support Movement Research online programs on our "Support" Tab above.

Movement Research is excited to offer this class online via Zoom. Registration is required for MR online programming. Once you register, you'll receive a link to join the session.

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About this class:

To Sing the Body Electric…

… Or more specifically to Sound with our voices, the physical and energetic systems of our bodies. These workshop sessions, consisting of a brief lecture introduction and mainly body-based and vocal practice, will “map” the body using information from anatomy, biology, energetic systems from yoga and Hindu philosophy, as well as our own emotional landscape. We will use the vibration of our vocal sound to know, discover and engage with these maps and most of all, feel at home within the great healing potential of ourselves. Class will involve vocal meditations, accessible movement and tactile self-care tools for dancers, performers, and people of all ages. No prior experience necessary to join this class.

Taught by Choreographer, Interdisciplinary artist, Adjunct Professor, Yoga RYT200, budding Sound Healing Practitioner, and recent cancer survivor Larissa Velez-Jackson

Note: The March 3 session will be followed by a live-streamed Karaoke celebration for interested participants at 8:45PM! (Pick your own favorite karaoke song(s) on Youtube.)

Sounding Body 2021 Sessions:

Larissa Velez-Jackson (February 17, 24, March 3)
UFlyMothership (collaboration duo Tendayi Kuumba & Greg Purnell) (March 10, 17, 24)
Peter Sciscioli (March 31, April 7, 14)

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 just your instructor ("Chat" > "Chat with Host") so that they know that this is what you’re doing. It can be disorienting for both your instructor and fellow participants to see a video that is turned off, or one in which someone is inattentive.
  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!

This online class is FREE! We welcome donations of any size on our Support page here >>

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Larissa Velez-Jackson

Larissa Velez-Jackson (LVJ) is a NYC-based choreographer, movement educator and interdisciplinary artist. She uses improvisation as a main tool for research and creation; yielding dance, sound, internet art, humor and strategies of self-compassi...