Communication in Motion
Harness the power of Presence in co-created movement.
Cocréa is Collaborative, Organic Communication, Revolutionizing Embodied Awareness.
Cocréa engages us in the practice of moving in intuitive, kinetic dialogue with one another to just about any style of music and serves as a means to take your dance to a new level of intimacy and authentic connection with others.
*This Playshop is for people new and new-ish to partner dancing as well as people who have been dancing all their lives. This is for folks looking for a presence and consent based intro to partner dance, and those looking to add organic and fresh elements to their established technique and style. No partner is necessary. Movement experience is recommended.*
DATE AND TIME
Danzhaus Dance Center
1275 Connecticut St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Building on the foundational elements of social partner dance technique as our common language, we’ll learn how to wield creative expression with consideration to another body and practice nuanced responsiveness to one another in improvisational, co-created dance.
In this day-long playshop (like a workshop but emphasizing play alongside learning) we’ll explore:
• Core Stability & Balance
• Lead-Follow Dynamics within Conversational Play
• Adaptive Listening Techniques
• Frames of Connection
• Accessing Intuitive Movement
This practice is a gateway to accessing the body’s wisdom to deepening Self and Relational Attunement. Our intention is to explore form and play creatively from our heart, body and spirit, in full support and appreciation of ourselves and one another.
Lower Income Ticket: $45
Mid Range Income Ticket: $60
Higher Income Ticket: $80
A dancer in the mix of the San Francisco Fusion social partner dance scene as it began, Wren’s dancing has largely come to define fusion as an emergent aesthetic dance form. Fueled by his curiosity in spirituality, the body, global community, the natural world and relationships, and guided by his devotion to love and the idea of the Beloved, partner dance has served as the vehicle for his inquiry and understanding. He has inspired the formation of multiple fusion dance communities on the west coast of North America, and teaches partner dance internationally as a practice for mindful, authentic living, enlivening communities with his signature modality, Cocréa. His facilitation encourages individuals to create themselves as safer spaces for the embodiment of the full range of human expression. Promoting dance as medicine, spirituality and salve for our modern ailments of disconnection and alienation, his practice insists we trust our bodies with the music and our partner to catalyze elevating our whole being into higher vibrational states.
Working with the holographic overview of humanity provided by the Gene Keys and combining its contemplative practice with his own somatic exploration and intuitive listening through the body, as well as his study of human conflict through theater, Wren empowers individuals and communities to dance with joy, helps free insights locked in the body, coaches people to more easily access their sensuality and even on privileged occasion supports the healing of chronic disease. Wren’s goal is to support people into right relationship with the moment; to listen and respond appropriately to what is being called for in service to the highest possible good. He holds a BA in Drama and Dance from the University of Washington, is an author in the published work, “Reinhabiting the Village,” a TEDx speaker, a Danyasa certified yoga instructor, an Awake At Work trained mindfulness facilitator and your muse for all things somatic.