Mythos in Motion Immersion Weekend
January 25th – 27th, 2019
What does it mean to fully inhabit the mythic quality of your own life? This weekend long dance journey will explore through movement how your mythos moves and relates to those of others, and how it integrates with and enhances the community you co-create with, and the ways in which “living a mythic life” lends meaning and adventure to existence.
As we explore leadership and followship from a place of emergence, we will dialogue and contemplate our individual and collective mythos through embodied practices. In addition to learning partner dance skills to inform our co-creative movement, Wren will employ physical theater exercises from Suzuki to connect to our essential form and movement, Viewpoints to explore emergence of collective intelligence and clowning to access impeccable timing, empathic resonance and our visceral uniqueness that entices the Beloved forth from one another in curiosity and intrigue.
Friday Night Primer – REQUIRED for students new to Cocréa; refresher for returning students
Saturday & Sunday – moving into deeper character study, clown play, suzuki, spinaesthesia (musicality, Jedi music appreciation, becoming the music)
WHY PHYSICAL THEATER IN DANCE?
A Note From Wren LaFeet
In my journey into authenticity, I’ve found theater a deep ally into understanding our human motivations and impulses. Studying the theater technique of Tadashi Suzuki tapped me into a deep inner stillness and quiet in the midst of great chaos that has been profoundly supportive in discovering my unique voice and presence in the moment. It focuses on bringing the actor present to their learned, engrained mannerisms and shedding them so they can take on those of a character they intend to play; one that is uniquely NOT them, yet embodied fully. Clowning work offers a profoundly vulnerable window into our own souls as we learn to access humor from the great well of negative emotions we experience in these human bodies. Finding the commonality between us all in these places of awkwardness, fallibility and shame has the power to connect us to our most authentic and mythic self.
Bringing the awareness gained from these two bodies of work into my dance has revolutionized my embodied awareness and continually allows me to bring different parts of myself to my dance, and to my different dance partners. Through embodying this work, I enjoy a breadth of experience and ability to connect with different energies. I look forward to sharing these techniques towards your enjoyment of a more diverse and nourishing dance experience.
DATES AND TIMES
Friday January 25th – Sunday 27th, 2019
This will be a full weekend with three days of workshop sessions building on each other. No housing on-site. Nearby accommodations available through AirB&B and local friend stays.
Ecstatic Dance Dallas
6202 East Mockingbird Lane
Dallas Texas 75214
Friday Night ONLY
$40 through 1/20
$45 after 1/20
$195 through 1/20
$225 after 1/20
Both singles and couples welcome.
Limited amount in each tier.
A dancer in the Fusion social partner dance movement since it began, Wren’s dancing largely defines 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 and your muse for all things somatic.
ORGANIZER / PRODUCER
Ecstatic Dance Dallas – MoonDance and Monica Blossom
Contact Monica Blossom via FB Msgr or text/call 214.597.6800 with any further questions.
or email Monicablossom(at)gmail(dot)com
To learn more about Ecstatic Dance Dallas check out their website at http://ecstaticdancedallas.org
Excited to dance with you!!!