SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Movement Exploration and Emotion: Featured Event of the Week

Featured Event of the Week

Dance Workshop: Movement Exploration and Emotion with Karin Moriarty

January 31, 2015 (Saturday)
6pm to 10pm

Dance Visions Studio, Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, California 9430

"If you are interested in becoming intimately familiar with your own body dynamics, and those of others you interact with, socialize with, even work with, I recommend you participate with full enthusiasm in her class/workshop/retreat”

Shankar Hemmady

This brief presentation is an exception from the blog guidelines, as 1-day minimum workshops and festivals are listed there. Dance workshop with Karin Moriarty is a half-day workshop. However, in spite of the 4-hours framework, extreme emotional, physical, and spiritual satisfaction is guaranteed.

Dance workshop: Movement Exploration and Emotion offering you an evening of deep movement investigation and connections, including

* Contact Improvisation
* Modern Dance
* Imagery Work
* Music, Chocolate, and jam

Cost: $35 to $50 sliding scale (NOTAFLOF)

* Please arrive early for registration.
* There is plenty of parking outside the studio. Please use the North Entrance at Cubberley Center, the studio is located in the back.

About the Teacher

Karin Moriarty holds a Dance degree from UC Berkeley’s Dramatics Art Department.  She has been teaching and choreographing in the Bay Area for the last two decades.  Her choreography is based on CI and ritual theater.  Her most celebrated work was her piece Along the River, which was set at the Andy Goldsworthy sculpture at Stanford University in the summer of 2003 for the Museum’s special summer exhibit.  Her teaching emphasizes the idea of magic and how energy plays a role in the movement and language of the body.

Moriarty is the Artistic Director of Dance-Is-It, a contact improvisation group based in Palo Alto.  She is currently a Harbin Jam organizer/teacher and a regular teacher for the Berkeley Jam and the West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival/JAM.  She also teaches both modern dance and contact improvisation at DanceVisions in PA, Dance Odyssey in Santa Cruz, Ecstatic Dance in Palo Alto, and is a frequent guest teacher at Stanford University (http://wccijam.org/wccijam-2014/teachers/karin-moriarty/).

About Contract Improvisation

Contact Improvisation is a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and most quintessentially - following a shared point of contact. The form was founded in 1972 by Steve Paxton. Integrating his background as a modern dancer and his studies in the martial art form Aikido, Steve developed Contact Improv through explorations with his students and colleagues at the time. This dance practice explores the skills of falling, rolling, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, how to make ourselves light when being lifted, centering and breathing techniques, and responsiveness to our partners and surroundings (http://www.contactimprov.com/whatiscontactimprov.html).

The full listing for February events: http://mindfulwatch.blogspot.com/p/february-2015-holistic-events-in.html