D O I N G N O T H I N G A MINDFUL MOVEMENT PRACTICE
“MOVEMENT IS THE UNIFYING BOND BETWEEN THE MIND AND THE BODY.” (DEANE JUHAN) “….A PLACE TO CONNECT WITH MY BODY, TAP INTO ITS GROUNDING AND WISDOM.” (ATSUSHI) “OUR BODY IS A SOURCE OF TRUTH” (ALBERT PESSO)
Take little steps, or big steps, any step goes when you dance for peace.
The soul and heart opens with delight of being present in nature in dance – JOIN US!
In each session you will be guided through an evolution of movement patterns, starting from a meditative place with attention to breath, sensation, and emotion and towards authentic expression. Learn to listen more deeply to your inner prompts and sensations and gain more insight and awareness to follow your spontaneous kinesthetic impulses.
Facilitated by: Brigitta Herrmann
When: Suspended until further notice
Where: CEC studio; 3500 Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia PA 19104
Cost: Suggested Donation $10
Contact: Brigitta at 215.796.7345 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Quotes from participants:
“It was interesting…doing nothing turned into doing something…wonderful” Marcy
“Doing nothing in a meaningful way was really striking. I slowed down and connected in a deeper way…” Cathy L.
Group Motion Dance Workshop
The Group Motion Friday Night Workshop (GMFNW) is an Improvisational Dance/Movement/Music Workshop.
Starting in 1970, it arose one day from a Group Motion dancers studio practice session, led by the verbal guidance from Brigitta Herrmann in interaction with live music created by Manfred Fischbeck and other musicians.
A specific series of guidances through movement meditations, focuses on breath, sound and movement qualities was channeled by Brigitta and emerged as a kind of ‘programation’, a warm up, a blue print, that in the later part of the session lead into the practice of structures and interactive games of movement expression, communication and play.
Since 1974 facilitated by either Brigitta and her vocal/percussion playing, or Manfred and his vocalization and his keyboard playing (also in in conjunction with other musicians), the FNW evolved and has been modified and informed by Brigitta’s studies in awareness and holistic healing and the human energy field, as well as in Dance/Movement Therapy including acquisition of of an MA in Somatic Psychology at Naropa University, and by Manfred’s 40 years of practice of Group Motion Workshop and Company and Dance Improvisation Teaching at the University of the Arts.
The Group Motion Workshop is accessible to people of all ages, dancers and non-dancers alike for over 46 years and is still ongoing today. During these decades It has kept however the basic original concept and structure intact. Through the hundreds of ongoing Friday Night sessions in Philadelphia, numerous retreats and tours through the US and abroad it has reached thousands of people.
Upon demand a Teacher’s Training was initiated in 1998 and is in the process of being developed, already having led to the formation of Satellite Workshops in Wilmington, Delaware and Wayne, Pennsylvania
Location: Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Avenue, 3rd floor studio
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cost: $20 / $15 first timers / $10 students or DancePass
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