OLDER & RECKLESS WORKSHOP SERIES
NOVEMBER 1 - 5, 2021
Older & Reckless presents workshops led by five distinctive female dance artists.
LUA SHAYENNE, CAROL ANDERSON, PENNY COUCHIE, DENISE FUJIWARA & MARGIE GILLIS
All workshops from 11:00am- 12:00pm EDT via Zoom
Open to all levels and backgrounds
$15/class or $60 for all five
Monday November 1 - WEST AFRICAN MOVEMENT with Lua Shayenne
Follow Dance artist Lua Shayenne on a journey to Africa through grounded movement inspired by West African dances. Lua's artistic language draws on the oral tradition of her African ancestry where narrative is a source of wisdom and shapes humanity’s sense of purpose and place. We will celebrate our inner warrior, our courage and resilience, with movements that are inspired by Sofa, a warrior rhythm. All this from the comfort of your home! Everyone is welcome, whether seated or standing.
Tuesday November 2 - MINDFUL MOTION with Carol Anderson
Gentle, flowing movements offer benefits similar to those derived from yoga, dance, swimming and t’ai chi. Arcs, spirals and figure-eight movements integrate breath, motion and awareness. Performed standing and seated, these patterns fully articulate the spine, and contribute to supporting the many health benefits of dynamic alignment. Designed for older movers, the class enhances the joy of moving with breath, intention and flow. Please bring a chair or stool.
Wednesday November 3 - EXPLORING RELATIONSHIP - Penny Couchie
Penny Couchie is a dancer, actor, teacher, choreographer and community arts practitioner of Ojibway and Mohawk ancestry from Nipissing First Nation, Ontario. Her workshop is aimed at exploring relationship to ourselves, each other and our environment. What are we moved by? How do we celebrate the diversity of our bodies and the multitude of ways we express ourselves?
Thursday November 4 - MOVING MEDITATION with Denise Fujiwara
If you would like to experience the benefits of meditation, but you’ve done enough sitting (in front of a screen) and you’d prefer to stretch out and move, this might be something for you. In these sessions we develop a mindful movement practice that facilitates awareness, embodied presence, agility and creativity.
Friday November 5 - DANCING FROM THE INSIDE OUT with Margie Gillis
This class can be done at your own level of comfort, Professional or non-professional. A health focused format that provides an opportunity for participants to be introduced to Margie’s approach of Dancing From the Inside Out. The learning process is playful and stimulating! Emphasis is on observing the natural kinetic process. How our “inner landscape” becomes expressed into muscle and movement.