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Empowering Creativity through Movement/Dance and Life/Art Metaphors Week of August 4-9, 2019

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Throughout time, movement, dance and the expressive arts have provided individuals and communities with a means of soulful expression, healing and connection with spirit. This workshop will generate opportunities for participants to find such meaning connected with the real issues in their lives. The Life/Art Process® developed by Anna and Daria Halprin bridges body awareness, art expression and psychological processes. The Halprins' approach to Integrative Movement will take you on a unique journey into the sensing, feeling and imagining body. Each day will include somatic awareness practices, individual and group movement/dance, drawing, poetic narrative, improvisation, witnessing and life/art reflections. We will explore deeply and play wildly. Live music with guest artists Jahan Khalighi and Miles Lassiwill support the daily work and will be featured in an evening dance jam. Jahan Khalighi will lead the community in the Planetary Dance, a community ritual that has been performed in over 40 countries since 1975.

Daria Halprin worked with many of the teachers who influenced the early years at Esalen, and her work has been part of the groundbreaking human potential, postmodern dance and healing arts movement. The workshop is designed for everyone, with no previous experience in dance/art needed.

Recommended Reading: Halprin, The Expressive Body in Life, Art & Therapy; Halprin with Kaplan, Dances That Matter.

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