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[In-Person] Dance & Healing - Exploring the healing body through movement and self-Shiatsu

Ori Flomin

10:00am – 12:30pm
January 16, 2023
MR, 122CC – Ninth Street Studio

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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  • Pre-registration is required. Participants must register for the full workshop.
  • This workshop includes auditive guidance.
  • For access questions, contact [email protected], subject "MELT, Ori Flomin."

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

All individuals participating in an in-person workshop at a Movement Research location must:

1. Be fully vaccinated (i.e., two weeks following receiving both doses of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of a one-dose vaccine) with a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO.

2. Present on-site proof of vaccination and photo ID (which may include driver’s license, passport, government issued ID, school issued ID, or work issued ID card) in order to gain entry into the class.

3. Movement Research is unable to admit anyone who is not able to present these documents. Wear K95/KN95/KF94 masks during the entire duration of the workshop. MR will provide complimentary K95/KN95/KF94 masks if you do not have/bring your own.

4. Complete COVID rapid testing for each day you are on-site at a Movement Research location according to testing guidelines below. MR will provide complimentary testing kits if you do not have your own.

If circumstances related to COVID-19 arise that prevent you from attending a workshop(s) for which you have pre-registered, you will be issued a full refund.

Read the >>Movement Research COVID-19 Safety Protocols<< in FULL.

This is an [In-Person] MELT Workshop happening at MR's Ninth Street Studio.


Pre-registration is required. No drop-ins.
Participants must register for the full workshop

Workshop Description:

Our dancing body is charged with energy and its continuous flow is essential to maintain a balanced and 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 continue to experience stress and anxiety following the isolation and repercussions 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.

Accessibility Notes:

-This workshop includes auditive guidance.

To request ASL (American Sign Language, contact [email protected] at least two (2) weeks prior to the workshop start date, subject line "MELT, ASL request, Ori Flomin."

To request Audio Description, contact [email protected] at least three (3) weeks prior to the workshop start date, subject line "MELT, Audio Description request, Ori Flomin."

For general access questions, contact [email protected], subject line "MELT, Ori Flomin."

About the Studio:

The Ninth Street Studio is located on the first floor at 122 Community Center and is wheelchair and mobility device accessible. Restrooms are wheelchair/mobility devices accessible and are all-gender. Accessibility information about Movement Research 122 Community Center.

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Ori Flomin

Ori Flomin started performing in his parents living room in his homeland, Israel, before landing in NYC, where he has been dancing, living, surviving, and thriving since 1989. He holds an MFA in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. His chor...