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I am so happy to be leading three seminars in Australia in April! On April 18 and 19, a weekend seminar will take place in Sydney (Details coming soon!) Then on the following weekend, there will be these two separate seminars, one in Melbourne and one in Taradale.
Seminar: Reaching Out, Reaching In ~ The 12 Vectors
Saturday, April 25th. 9:30AM – 6:00PM
at Grace Revolution Studio
Level 1, 462 Smith Street, Collingwood, Melbourne
Many of you will know the basic six spatial elements: Rising, Sinking, Opening (Spreading), Closing (Enclosing), Retreating, and Advancing. In this workshop, we will explore creating two elements at the same time. There are 12 possible vectors (combinations of two of the 6 elements).
Participants will explore their own preferences for these shaping movements, as we all have our natural-born predilections. We will also do some shadow work. You will get a fresh perspective on the space that surrounds your body and how you interact with it. Through experimentation with these 12 vectors, you will expand your own movement repertoire. This workshop presents a somewhat “prescriptive” approach to Dance Therapy, in that participants will be encouraged to “try on” the 12 vectors. An embodied “taste test” to dive into your likes and dislikes.
Dance Therapists and movers alike understand that we learn to adapt to our changing environment with our movements. We must use our plasticity in shapes and kinetic energy to be able to respond to both inner and outer stimuli (Bartenieﬀ and Lewis, 1980). Because many of our body moves are within our volition, we can have a bigger toolbox for self-regulation and emotional resilience when we increase our own consciously created movements.
Trying on these different vectors gives us a glimpse into changing the lens through which the world appears to us. For instance, adapting a Body Attitude of “Advancing and Opening” feels very different, from “Retreating and Opening” and therefore we sense the world differently. These 12 Vectors provide a platform from which to practice strength-based approaches with clients.
Led by Marylee Hardenbergh, a practicing Dance Therapist for over 40 years, trained under Irmgard Bartenieff and Penny Lewis Bernstein. She was selected as the 2015 Marian Chace keynote speaker at the American Dance Therapy Conference, presenting the overlap between Dane Therapy and Community Performances. Past Director of Global Water Dances, Marylee specializes in outdoor site-specific choreography, bringing a therapeutic sensitivity to all of her choreography and has received numerous awards and grants. She loves Space Harmony and directing Movement Choirs.
Organizer: Maria Sangiorgi – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridging the Gap
Community-based Site-Specific Dance in Taradale
Sunday April 26, 2020
9.45 for 10 am – 6 pm
Cost $95 con $120 full
Taradale Hall, Taradale, Central Victoria
Join us for a workshop in creating a community-based dance performance, led by American Dance Movement Therapist, Marylee Hardenbergh. The workshop will cover basic concepts of space: our own personal space through kinesphere-mappings, and our environmental space though exercises in site-specific dance principles. The skills learnt and material developed over the day will lead to the creation of a community performance, in which the participants will bring to life an outdoor site in Taradale, before sunset (sunset is at 5:43 pm):
Free and open to the pubic!
Rain or shine!
Sunday April 26, 2020
Taradale Viaduct area
All the community is welcome to attend!!
This workshop is recommended for anyone involved in community dance for pleasure, recreation, or for general wellbeing. Community-based dance performances have a strange and wonderful way of creating rippling, healing effects on the community. Therapeutic aspects include such concepts as:
- shared purpose
- a reconnection to something larger
- seeing oneself in a new way
Hardenbergh uses Kinesphere Mapping (‘Space Harmony’) in the development of large or smaller groups for healing dances/community events/site-specific performances. She will teach a simple exercise that promotes psychological attachment to, and embodiment of, the space around our bodies. This and other forms are used as creative tools for all dancers and movers, and offer an accessible structure for both teachers and therapists. Hardenbergh’s teacher, Irmgard Bartenieff, taught how we can all learn to “lean” on spatial tensions, which can also help us strengthen our boundaries and deepen our sense of confidence.
Closer to the time of the event look out for instructions of what colour to wear or what to bring with you if you are only coming for the performance.