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Fri, Jul 19


The Finnish Hall

Contact Improv & Axis Syllabus

Come pulse, dive, swing, and spiral into integration and aliveness. We will practice moving in and out of the floor, contact improvisation, tapping into motion centers, exploring appropriate joint parameters, inquiring into chronological architecture, and attuning with the season.

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Contact Improv & Axis Syllabus
Contact Improv & Axis Syllabus

Time & Location

Jul 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA

About the Event

Bronwyn Ayla is devoted to dance as a sacred practice that encourages the full embodiment of ourselves in our lives. She interweaves mindfulness, and somatic awareness into her unique approach to the art of movement and draws on her extensive training in anatomy, developmental movement, Chinese medicine, Body-Mind Centering, circus arts, body psychotherapy, yoga, and Continuum. Bronwyn is a certified Axis Syllabus Teacher.

Inherent in her philosophy is the inseparable relationship between healing and dance. The marriage of these serves as a vehicle for the empowerment of ourselves and the nourishment of our destiny.

The Axis Syllabus is a user manual for the human body in motion. It is a collection of information exploring the experience of movement drawing from biomechanics, anatomy, physics, western medical sciences, physiology, anthropology and an expansive collection of empirical knowledge. The syllabus is supported by a matrix of masterful movers that continuously bring fresh research and exchange ideas internationally.

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Contact Improvisation is a dance of connection that reveals how we are as relational beings. It is an investigation into an embodied self, connecting and responding to another. This improvised dance form encourages being precisely in the present moment and engenders empowered participation in the discovery of relatedness. It is the practice of connecting with the environment and responding to it with movement in a way that aligns with the inner self.

Your dance is holy, and your body is wise. Let dance be your medicine; let movement heal you. Through movement practices, an energy comes alive that encourages our most authentic expression of self. The cultivation of this force returns us to our essence. Dance is the ritual of bringing ourselves back to ourselves.

Please dress in layers and bring socks, long sleeves, long pants, and water.

These classes are perfect for beginners.

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