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Monday Night Improv : Colleen Bartley

Colleen Bartley

Class will begin with time to arrive and be present in our bodies. From a place of deep listening, we will explore internal sensations and experiences with anatomical cues, imagery and sound to encourage us to drop into a parasympathetic state. From that place, we’ll take a deep dive, resourcing movement and dancing from the wellspring inside.

After some time exploring solo, the invitation will be to bring awareness to the external space in the studio including the other dancers, the environment and the details in the room. We’ll spend some time being inspired by each other and end with an open improvisation.  There will be drawing materials for those who wish to express themselves in that way.

We’ll work with self-touch, breath, sound, perceptual games and instant composition, witnessing ourselves and the others in the class, to experience being danced and taking a ride on the movement.

The invitation is for serious play with dynamic states of attention from a place of deep rest. The intention is that dancing will refresh and provide an antidote to overstimulation. Class is open to all, from beginners to those with years of experience.