For those looking for a basic intermediate movement class. We will begin with a slow warm-up focusing on our body’s relationship to gravity and basic alignment principles, progressing to larger and more vigorous movement patterns and forms. We will pay special attention to coordination, drawing on systems such as Ideokinesis, Chi Kung (Qi Gong), yoga, and Alexander Technique. We will work towards developing our articulation through movement phrases focused on shifts of weight, changes of direction, and dynamic changes of energy. We will aim for an expansive way of moving, with awareness of both an internal and an external sense of space. This class will serve as a laboratory to observe habit, generate new movement pathways and patterns, and will offer a variety of movement situations emphasizing awareness, self-perception, and our ability to carry out our intentions.
Rebecca Brooks, MFA Teaching Fellow (supervising faculty Dana Reitz)