Artists for the Long-Haul

with Amii Legendre & Lani Nahele

Programming category: 
October 12, 2012 - 10:00am - October 14, 2012 - 5:00pm

The focus of this workshop is to lure unexpressed aspects of ourselves as individuals, dancers, artists, activists and community forward and to develop endurance both physically and emotionally. In our improvisation, dancing and art, when do we indulge, inhibit, lead, follow, say yes, say no, witness, exit, or endure?

Synthesizing concepts from ensemble improvisation, contemporary dance, contact improvisation and story telling we'll lay skill sets to bring us closer to our power, our voice, our intention, and bring our work to some public action completion.

Both facilitators, after 50 collective years of CI, concert dance and performance, are finding that we want to articulate our activism more legibly; we want to invite methods that bring direct and deepening pathways of real communication. We seek to challenge assumptions, bumping ourselves out of the comfortable knowing we've earned and paved. We will bring literature and radicalism into our contact and improvisation teachings. We move toward new pathways and proclivities of articulation in order to call ourselves out to personal and community action.

Student/Retiree: $200
Regular: $250
Professional: $300

Room and Board:
Guest Lodge: $150
Camping: $130
Commuting: $120


Lani Nahele

Lani Nahele is a dancer, an educator, a bodyworker, and a mother. She is teaching dance at Springfield College, at the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, and in her studio, Studio rEvolution. A Certified Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering, Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, Pilates, Circulatory Massage, and Reiki, and a student of Infinity Healing, her private bodywork practice is called BodySoulMoving. She has been a teacher of Contact Improvisation for over 30 years.

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