Dance together for a day in the field of Grace as inspired by the Gene Keys.
This Day-Long Play-shop will give dancers new or newish to structured partner dance the foundational tools we use in Cocréa to have exquisite dances with anyone to just about any music.
Moving through the 6 connection landscapes derived from the I Ching: Self, Earth, Music, Other, Community and the Whole, we’ll play towards an experience of coherence with another body and community. Cocréa’s 4-Step Invitation Circle allows dancers to embody a powerful method for maintaining sovereignty with intimacy in all their interactions and sets the space for the last hour of the Play-shop: a facilitated dance journey. This will be an opportunity to contemplate the transmission of Dishonor – Graciousness – Grace through the movement practices learned throughout the day.
*NO PARTNER REQUIRED
*NO PREVIOUS PARTNER DANCE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
*SOME PRIOR MOVEMENT BACKGROUND RECOMMENDED
*If you are unfamiliar with the Gene Keys, don’t worry. It will in no way hinder your learning or experience. If you would like to know more about them however, please visit The Gene Keys website.
$49 Early Bird – First 5 Tickets
$59 Regular Pre-registration
$69 Day of Event
4050 NE Broadway Street,
Portland, Oregon, 97232
TIME AND DATE
Saturday, March 10th
Through form, we access freedom. You’re invited to surrender into a deeply connected, honest and powerful tool for personal, interpersonal and collective transformation.
Practicing mindfulness in partner dance can be an exquisite practice of compassion. In every moment, surrender and flexibility with the changing of the moment. Attention, paid with intention, non-judgementally. Nothing pre-determined save the Tao. Everything open for the allowance of the unfolding of each individual’s unique expression.
ABOUT WREN LAFEET
Wren teaches partner dance internationally and primarily on the west coast of North America as a practice for mindful, authentic living, enlivening communities with his signature modality, Cocréa. He is a celebrated TEDx speaker, featured author in “ReInhabiting the Village” – a comprehensive volume of collected works outlining best practices for building regenerative community, and ardent proponent of pioneering a new renaissance through co-created movement, authentic connection and consensual touch. As a somatic permissionary, his facilitation aims to aid others to “create themselves as safer spaces” for others to express and embody joy through the synthesis of structured social partner dance, conscious movement, authentic relating, sensuality as spirituality and luscious dance music. Cultivating partnered movement as a form of dance and sense therapy, his practice focuses on trusting our bodies with the music and our partner to catalyze elevating the whole being into higher vibrational states. Dancing professionally off and on since 1999, teaching since 2008, and partner dancing virtually since he was in the womb, Wren’s work is deeply influenced by nature, relationship, mindfulness and messing up, and has been praised as “the next evolution of conscious dance.”