When: Sundays, 4:00 – 5:30 (Introductory session January 6th)
Where: Bright Star World Dance, 108 High Street, 3rd Flr, Portland, Maine
Cost: $15 Intro session*/$20 drop in/$80 five session card**
We gather in circle. Pause. Take a breath together. Step back with open arms to honor the space in which we move. The chime rings and we begin. Each finding our place in the room. Eyes closed, waiting to move or be moved.
I’d like to invite you to the practice of Contemplative Dance and Authentic Movement - a kind of moving meditation - an exploration of yourself, your body, and the space done in the presence of a witness. It is used by some as a spiritual practice to create a connection between the body and spirit. It can also be a creative fountain that removes your creative blocks and unearths new creative material. And it can be a healing tool that helps you bridge the gap between the conscious and unconscious, explore your shadow, and reintegrate lost parts of yourself.
This powerful practice will be offered on Sundays in Portland, Maine starting on January 6th. Each 90-minute session includes a guided movement warmup, a movement session, plus time for creative forming/journaling and sharing of experience.
For those unfamiliar with the practice or who would like to reconnect with it, there will be an introductory session on January 6th which will include an overview of the history of the practice, the role of mover and witness, and of course, movement sessions to begin to experience the practice yourself. This introductory session is $15.
Those who attend after January 6th should have attended an introductory session or have experience with the practice.
You will want to wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement. You may also want to bring a notebook or journal, and a water bottle.
Students of all movement backgrounds are welcome.
In order to facilitate free exploration, we seek to create a safe space for all types of dancers and movement artists to explore creative expression. The class is open to all genders 18 or older.
*$15 price is for the introductory session only.
**Five session cards are good for one year from date of issue.
This venue is not mobility accessible.