Dance rehab for the Soul

Hello,

I am starting a blog about my dance healing recovery journey. My commitment is to dance every day for 15 minutes or more. My website is dusty from me not being on it and/or teaching and performing for a couple of years. in 2015-16 I went to college at age 40 to get a certificate in Human Service Work so that I could work in the school system as an educational assistant with children who needed extra assistance. It was a challenging training as is the work. I let my dance and acupressure practice drop off while in school and it hasn’t come back yet and it’s been now a year and half after I finished school. I spiraled into a depression and anxiety this last Summer – perhaps due to burn out; perhaps due to being 42 and not fulfilling a life dream to become a Mother and Partner (create a family in the traditional sense); perhaps due to an underlying emotional habit of not listening to my heart.

So: today is day 2 of getting back on the wagon of dance for personal healing. As well as dance I have been adding art work and singing back into my days.

I shall write about the process. ūüôādance img

Winter Dance Performance (Hafla)

Here is a note from Cathy Stoyko who is a dance instructor / performer /artist in Cumberland. 

A Halfa is an Arabic word meaning party or social gathering; in the dance world it is where professionals and amateurs come together to perform informally and dance together.

The Abbey Studio Winter Hafla is set for Sat. December 16th, 2017. Plan to join us for an inspiring evening of dance.
2687 Penrith Street, Cumberland BC

Feel free to bring finger food or deserts to share and instruments for jamming after the show.
Finger food/desert potluck and costume bazaar 7PM
Dance performances 8-10PM
Dancing and jamming after the show
FYI, I am in need of a few volunteers to help at the door and with set up/clean up. Let me know if you are able to help out.
Feel free to call or message me if you have any questions.
I hope to see you there!
Cathy Stoyko

Experiential Anatomy and Contact Improvisation Dance workshop

Experiential Anatomy and Contact Improvisation Dance workshop  with Anne Cooper and Jennifer Mascall
 


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June 6, 7th: 2015 Cumberland BC
 
Approximate Schedule:  (may be changed up closer to the date if needed)
 
Saturday: 3-5 pm experiential anatomy
                  5-6 contact improvisation Dance
                  6-7 potluck dinner
                  7-9 Contact Improvisation Dance jam and/or round robin dancing (beginners will learn what this is !) 
 
Sunday:  10-12 Experiential Anatomy
                 12-1 lunch
                  1-3:30 Contact improvisation dance and dance jam/round robin

 

Experiential Anatomy with Jennifer Mascall

Description:

In the work I do we begin solo then we work with our hands on another person.  Then we often get up and explore with our eyes closed. The participants will learn brand new things and go deeper into physical system they have already explored.  Each workshop is different as the group becomes its own research pod ensemble and each person brings their understanding and observations to the whole group.

Jennifer
 
Contact Improvisation dance with Anne Cooper
 
Anne Cooper teaches Contact Improvisation in a clear, fun and fluid way accessible to both the beginner and advanced student.
Her love of the form, its possibilities for improvisation of the physics and the meeting of the minds/bodies of the practitioners has kept her engaged and curious for many years. In the class we’ll work with physical principles, explore technique alone and together and we’ll improvise; alone as a group and in contact with a partner.¬†
Anne’s teaching is infused with her study with teachers Nancy Stark Smith, Peter Bingham, Ray Chung and Steve Paxton (who instigated the form in 1972) during 20 ¬†years.
Anne is also a performer of both improvised and choreographed works-her own, and others, and an avid CI ‘jammer’.
 
COST:   ONLY $70 for the entire weekend or  $50 for one day.
 
Please pre-register and pre-pay Jade de Trey at 250-703-0842 
Mail a cheque made out to Jennifer Mascall  to me Jade at
 
Jade de Trey
1899 Tull avenue
Courtenay BC
V9N 3J8
 
or email transfer to jadedetrey@gmail.com
 
or paypal via my website www:dancewithjade.ca