If you’re in the Seattle area.. OR have just been craving some incredible dancing, COME ON OUT AND SEE US!Indigo

Sea↔Bus Dance Companyis delighted to present our first collaboration, Indigo. June 16th- 18th at Velocity Dance Center

You can buy your tickets HERE

 

On April 28, 29, and 30, 2017, OhioDance, the state-wide dance network organization, will co-sponsor its regional festival with BalletMet Columbus. There are many classes, workshops, discussions and performances over the three days. The Sessions will be held at the studios and performance space at BalletMet, 322 Mt. Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH. Festival is inherently creative as the brightest talents in dance converge on Columbus to share new ideas and innovations in the field of dance.

 

I will be offering a class titled: Improvisation with an eye for Composition. We will use improvisational tools to generate and analyze movement -applying compositional elements to create dance “in the moment.” Class will be for ages 13+

COME CHECK IT OUT!

 

Learn more @ Ohio Dance’s website 

 

2017-festival-brochure

Artist Josh Hines and I were invited to do a short week long residency at Purdue University in their Division of Dance. April 1st- April 7th we will be hosting workshops throughout the week in place of students normal classes. We were also invited to participate in the Xperimental concert. A concept first created by Holly Jaycox, designed to push students to think outside of standard proscenium mindset when approaching choreography. Along with performing our own improvised duet, we will be setting work on a group of students based in an improvisation score, but created in the moment in collaboration with those students. We are thrilled for this opportunity and are glad to be making new connections with dancers and non dancers alike. Thank you to Holly Jaycox and faculty for extending the invitation to us.

Just sharing this incredible article Presence by Janet Adler in Contact Quarterly (2006) It sheds light on her work with Authentic Movement, specifically with Autistic children. She addresses many points on the endless pursuit to connect spirit of mind and spirit of body for greater connection to humanity and being and includes the investigations and thoughts of a few of the great teachers and researchers of Modern Dance as well.

Enjoy some soul food…..

http://www.contactimprovisation.ru/download/Presence_by_Janet_Adler.pdf

Hi Friends,

CMCO (Columbus Moving Co.) will be performing the opening act for this evening length show by Movement Activities, dedicated to promoting Diabetes Awareness! Come out and see us & help raise awareness for an important, relevant cause!

ALL BODIES/EVERYBODY

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“BODY is a collection of new works performed by the MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES group to help our friends at the CENTRAL OHIO DIABETES ASSOCIATION with their charitable and much needed outreach. Proceeds, after our minimal production costs, will be donated to the diabetes association.

To purchase admission, go to: http://www.wp.movementactivities.com/?page_id=158 and then hit the “tickets/performances” button.

$15 adults, $10 students/children

After purchasing an admission, your name will be placed on our attendance list.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Arrive early to check in and be seated. Showtime 7:00 PM.”

Hello everyBODY,

There will be a mini GLACIER hosted in Lafeyette, Indiana this coming December 3rd and 4th. What started as small jam is now a small retreat for movers, dancers and contact improvisation lovers. Click on the invitation below:

Come join Josh Ramsey Hines and I! We will be making our way to enjoy this fabulous, condensed version of our GLACIER experience in Wisconsin and we hope to see you there.

Please take a look at the Glacier website for more information on Contact Improvisation, on local jams you can participate in and upcoming events that bring jammers, improvisers and contact enthusiasts together to gather thoughts, insight and groove.

Contact Improvisation is an open-ended exploration of the kinaesthetic possibilities of bodies moving through contact. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, it is a form open to all bodies and enquiring minds.

—from Ray Chung workshop announcement, London, 2009

 

On November 2nd, Feverhead hosted the talented, ambient, avant-garde, visual and audio duo, Ariadne. To introduce this evening of duets, though, Josh Ramsey Hines and myself, as well as, Feverhead owner, Nicole Garlando and Mel Mark explored our own duets through movement. Here’s an excerpt of the improvisational duet performed by Josh Ramsey Hines and myself:

 Original music provided by the talented DJ Moxy

 

 

What a rewarding experience. Super Sunday turned out to be a super success. Josh and I were facilitating movement as a part of this collective interdisciplinary studio space that Feverhead had set up for the Wexner Center for the Arts‘ Black Mountain College Exhibit. We had come with our  movement scores ready and with a mind set of flexibility to be prepared for whatever the afternoon brought. We ended up dropping any preconceived scores and just seamlessly slipping into the vibe of the space. Our fellow Feverhead key holders had set up stations in each of their respective arts and creative outlets, but the space was just begging for collaboration. None of us stayed in “our” space. We cohesively decided to play and explore throughout the entire experience. From the moment people walked through the doors, visited the Black Mountain College exhibit  and made their way up the escalator into our world they were immersed in an environment of experimentation and research. I spent time drawing, drumming, lying, wondering, playing with video, text and alternate realities. It was fantastic, and the more we would play- the more the participants passing through would play with us too. Both young and old were so open and inviting with their creativity and it created such a rich experience for all. I felt very lucky to be a part of this event and thankful that experiences like this are available to our community in such a trying time in our society and world.