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Libido: Desire and Ice Week of February 19-24, 2017

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“As conscious dance becomes more popular, many of us are regularly moving in non-verbal, embodied proximity to others,” says Andrea Juhan. “Our bodies are built to respond to each other, and they do, even if you don’t exchange names, or words. In the Open Floor Movement practice we find it is common for movers to have simple ecstatic experiences of surrendered dance between strangers; a deeply sensual, satisfying connection between two souls in motion. In these moments the mind can go wild as the yearning grows stronger. “Am I attracted to this person? How can I show it? Does he/she want me? Am I allowed feel this? I mustn’t let it show.” The dance itself can be so simple yet we humans tend to make it complicated. These stories can become so preoccupying we miss the dance altogether. The terrain of any dance includes the peaks and valleys of our own longings. Some of the deepest, most chaotic and complex longings live in our connections with others. Desire for connection is often the place of our greatest vulnerability. Open Floor provides a rich field to explore the games and strategies of approach and avoidance. This Libido workshop creates a sacred structure in which to open these doors.”

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