2:00pm – 4:30pm
January 10, 2022
MR, 122CC – Ninth Street Studio
150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009
- This is an [Virtual] workshop.
- Pre-registration required. No drop-ins.
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Pre-registration is required. Unlimited Capacity.
Our dancing body is charged with energy and its continuous flow is essential to maintain a balanced and a healthy state of being. In Eastern Philosophy the energy is expressed through pathways known as Meridians, which are divided into five elements – Earth, Water, Wood, Metal and Fire. Each element is expressed through different qualities, which we experience throughout our daily life
In this workshop we will explore the different elements, their qualities and how they are being expressed through the dancing body. We will explore and follow the physical location of the meridians on the body and practice how to balance the energy through self-bodywork technique (Shiatsu) and some stretching. We will continue to affect the energy through the moving body using imagery and improvisation tasks to allow our dancing bodies to embody the different qualities of the meridians such as – fluidity, grounding, compassion and adaptability to name a few.
As we have been experiencing more stress and anxiety due to the isolation and social distance during the Covid-19 crisis, our bodies and mind crave to find balance and harmony again, this exploration will encourage dancers to discover the five elements within them and how to take advantage of those qualities through the awareness of the meridians to feel free and balanced in our bodies again.