Going and Staying - Virtual Practice Day
Going and Staying
Monday 11th May, 2020: VIRTUAL/ONLINE ONLY
THIS EVENT IS FULL - but please email me if you would be interested in another virtual practice day.
To attend, please be available from 10.00 – 17.00
Perception through Movement - Going and Staying.
This is a day of movement practice and shared reflection on the difference between apprehending our preferences, relationships and environment through the lens of ‘staying’ (position/at home) or through the lens of ‘going’ (transition/journey).
Move into Life incorporates the study of 4 principal movement dynamics as a way of experiencing how our movement is connected to our environment. These are:
Most of the day will be spent moving within your own environment, starting and finishing on Zoom for some verbal group sharing and some movement witnessing in pairs.
Maximum: 10 people
Cost: £20.00 or by donation
Although the costs of a virtual workshop are significantly lower than usual, there is more work than usual in imagining, preparing and holding the creative process before and during the event.
To reflect this and the uncertainty of all our shifting economic situations, I suggest the price of £20.00 for the day as a guideline but I am happy with any donation that suits your situation if you would like to participate. This is in line with my movement practice where I invite you (and myself) to ‘find our position for dialogue.’
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"Transition/position gives a structure for exploring ‘travelling and staying’ as different modes of being.
Motivations, desires and perceptions of place change according to which mode one is operating within. As a result, different values can often lead to misunderstandings between ‘dwellers’ and ‘travellers’, for example, between indigenous peoples and tourists.
At a broader level, these preferences connect with inter-cultural issues of territory, invasion, colonialism, bioregionalism and the flux of emigration and immigration.
The structure of transition/position in movement may help us to perceive cultural attitudes which we may not have challenged within ourselves, for example qualities of directness or diplomacy.
Applying cultural lenses to different movement dynamics, such as active/passive, transition/position, proportions and point, line and angle may reveal the somatic heritage of other habitual cultural mechanisms." (Read the full extract from my thesis)