The practice of Authentic Movement invites us to enter in to a lived experience of our bodies; to explore the sensations, imagery, feelings, memories and the bold new possibilities that arise as we allow our bodies to speak. As witnesses to one another we offer our full attention while observing our own, internal experience; we strive to create a mindful, respectful, and compassionate space in which all might explore. Offered as a seven-week series, meeting 3/22-5/10 (no class 4/26). Participants should plan to attend most of the classes in order to create a strong container -- think, at least 4 or 5 out of 7.... At Light Box -- 8641 Linwood St. Detroit 48206 The building still says it's the Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church -- but don't let that fool you! ;) Sliding scale $90-125 for seven-week series Classes will include guided warm-ups drawing on Experiential Anatomy and other somatic investigations; exploration of moving and witnessing in Authentic Movement practice; structures for listening and responding through our bodies; and further reflection through art materials. The series and practice serve to support us in enhancing our artistic/creative process; to provide a centering, meditative framework; to create opportunities for personal insight and interpersonal connection; and to illuminate a sense of the vital and wise nature of our bodies. Stefanie Cohen, MA RSME is a performing artist, curator, movement teacher and somatic practitioner with a particular focus on the integration of bodily awareness and the creative process. She holds a 2011 Masters degree from the University of Central Lancashire, in Dance and Somatic Well-being; completed the 1998 Contemplative Dance year-long program as a facilitator of Authentic Movement; and is registered as a Somatic Movement Educator through the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). She has worked as a performing artist for more than twenty years, teaching and performing in theaters, festivals, retreats and academic institutions throughout the U.S. Stefanie is one-half of the performance collaborative, Upended Teacups, with Corey Gearhart with whom she also owns and manages Light Box performance space in Detroit.
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