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[Virtual] Honing a Practice - Deepening into Masunaga’s Reclining Meridian Stretches

Eva Karczag

10:00am – 12:00pm
January 17, 2022
  • Pre-registration is needed for this workshop. No drop-ins.
  • This workshop is offered online virtually via Zoom.
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This workshop will be offered via ZOOM.

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Workshop Description

During long months of isolation and physical distancing brought about by the Covid-19 Pandemic, many of us have continued or embarked on practices we felt could support us. One of the forms I’ve been refining during this time is Shizuto Masunaga’s Meridian Stretches. Although Masunaga calls them stretches, he stresses that the aim is not simply to lengthen muscles – these stretches should be experienced as extending and expanding all levels of our being.

In this workshop, we will be working through the Reclining Sequence. We'll explore each stretch slowly, giving attention to detail of breath, energy flow, organ support, movement quality and imaginative aspects. We'll also consider the important question of how to remain spacious and easeful while practicing. Each day, we will accumulate, until by the end of the week, we can move through the whole sequence. Each day, we’ll carry new embodied awareness and insights into open improvisation.



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Eva Karczag

Independent dance artist. Since the early 1970s, practices, teaches, and advocates for explorative methods of dance making, she currently performs solo and collaborative work internationally. Danced with the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 19...