Saturday Sept 30, 10-3 / Sunday Oct 1, 10-2

Fun fact: about 65% of your body is fluid! The fluid systems underlie presence and transformation. Cellular, interstitial, blood, cerebrospinal, lymph, and synovial: They have distinct functions, yet all are part of one fluid ecosystem, expressing multiple states of movement and mind. They support our ability to sense and feel, to find lightness and density, to create boundaries, and to run fast or sit quietly. They can teach us to be adaptable, ready to shift our state at a moment’s notice – in dancing and in life. We’ll explore the diversity of our fluid expressions through embodied anatomy, intentional touch, developmental movement, and dance improvisation. Previous experience in Contact Improvisation and other somatic practices is helpful but not required.

Body-Mind Centering® is an approach to embodiment training developed by somatics pioneer Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. The work explores the relationship between states of movement and mind, and is based on developmental, anatomical, and physiological principles.

Cathie Caraker MFA, SMT/E is a dance artist and educator who has been working in the field of dance and somatics for 35 years. She has taught extensively at dance institutes and festivals across Europe, and North and South America, including the New York Improvisation Festival, Movement Research, Omega Institute, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, wcciJAM, Moving On Center, the School for New Dance Development, Contact Festival Freiburg, Barcelona Contact Festival, Contredanse Brussels, de Beweging Antwerp, and others. Cathie maintains a private practice in San Francisco as a Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator, as well as teaching Pilates and Gyrotonic.

Registration fee: $150-200, sliding scale

To register, Venmo @KinesisMovementArts
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Contact Cathie for more information.

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