Reading Composition: Playing with Objects
A movement workshop with both indoor and outdoor, environmental movement
This workshop is led by Monika Förster, movement and performance artist (Amsterdam)
Dates: 26th & 27th April, 2014
Location: Charmouth, West Dorset
Working with objects allows us to relate to composition in an active way and highlights the composition we are already involved in.
By actively creating composition we can practise perceiving ourselves as part of the composition (rather than standing outside it). This can help us understand the composition of the surrounding space.
By playing with changing or moving compositions, we can experience how our being is affected by changes and how it stimulates changes. And working outdoors with objects we can strengthen our sense of being one part of the changing composition of nature, where neither is in the foreground and neither is in the background.
Can we keep a sense of anchoring in ourselves when we meet others moving?
Engaging in this process cultivates creative expression and supports our path
of personal growing.
There will be also time to reflect on our experience: on the one hand to support our personal harvesting, and on the other hand to start to understand more about how we grow through movement.
Maximum 12 people
View and download the workshop flyer here.
Cost: £95 for the weekend - does not include accommodation. (£85 if booked before 26th February.)
Monika is an Amsterdam-based movement teacher, performance artist, Shiatsu practitioner, a practising Buddhist and long-time student of Suprapto Suryodarmo.
See her website for more information about her.
"Both shiatsu and dance offer an opportunity for the soul to land in the body, for the body to relax and soften, and for the mind to become more friendly to ourself."