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Morning Class : Vanessa Grasse

Vanessa Grasse, The Land We Are residency at Leeds Beckett University.

My teaching is grounded in curiosity about how the body transforms as a result of imagination, shifts of perception, attentional dynamics and relational engagement with others and the environment. Finding clarity and playfulness in our awareness of the physiology and physics in motion.

Experiential anatomy and somatic imagery will be starting points through both improvisation and guided movement pathways, inviting us to engage with our full multidirectional dancing body, diving into both energetic and more restful dances. Finding pleasure in our moving, relationality, and nervous system regulation will be undercurrents.

I will be drawing from my practicing and teaching of improvisation and somatics, my site-responsive and ensemble choreographic work, Contact Improvisation, Qigong and my recent training to certify as a Somatic Stress Release™ practitioner.