Led by Shannon Murphy, MVMNT <source> is a dance and Franklin Method Intensive. The Franklin Method, named after movement educator Eric Franklin, uses Imagery, experiential anatomy, and movement, as a tool for embodiment, re-patterning, and relearning to use the body as it is designed.
9:30-10 am – Check in
10-11:30 am – Franklin Method for Dancers
Open to people of all movement levels, this is a targeted practice to prepare and condition a dancing body using imagery and anatomical embodiment.
*If you have Franklin Balls, please bring them with you. If not, you can borrow or buy them at the Painted Bride before class.
11:45-2:00 pm – Contemporary dance practices
An advanced dance practice for folks interested in exploring functional and qualitative dynamics while imagining a three dimensional body. Class includes improvised and phrased instruction as well as moments for collaboration and creative development. We will build from the embodiments practiced in the Franklin Method for Dancers class, however you are welcome to join without participating in the prior class.
Franklin Method Moves
Wednesday January 3rd | 6-8 pm
Looking for a way to get your body feeling better? This Franklin Method Moves workshop is a great way to get your mind and body focused and feeling good. During the class you will get to spend time focused on your self, dance together, and learn about your body using imagery training, movement exploration, and tools to relieve stress and tension that you can use anywhere.
LIVE and LET DI(aphragm)
Thursday January 4th | 6-8:30 pm
Join Shannon and collaborators as they share a diaphragmatic breathing practice and their latest work. Since Shannon and the cast use this embodiment to develop and perform the work, they want you to get to experience the it too! Through a Franklin Method embodiment practice, your breath will deepen, relieving stress and improving posture. Shannon is interested in how practicing healthy breathing effects both the dancers on stage and you, the audience. Light refreshments will be served after the showing where you you will have the ability to chat with Shannon and her collaborators and share your own personal experiences.
And Danielle Currica who will be back once she heals! Xo
Sound designer: Steve Surgalski
Managing and Marketing Intern: Lauren O’brien
*MVMNT is made possible by the gracious support of the Painted Bride.
*MVMNT is an active fundraiser! All proceeds will go directly to support the dancers fees for development and upcoming performances. If you would like to donate to help support this project click here for more information.
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