Teaching in Be Space’s 2015 Life.Art.Being Integrative Arts Festival
deep play practices: contemplative dance practice immersion at Be Space
Tuesday – Thursday, July 28-30
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Deep Play Practices as well wishers & onlookers:
active witnessing through the act of creation
Deep play clears the way for pure invention
Deep Play, built on the foundation of Barbara Dilley’s Contemplative Dance Practice, is a path to manifesting our birthright as creative physical beings. By learning to slow down, we enliven our responses to the stories that space inherently holds, cutting through obstacles that cloud our direct perception of the current moment.
Improvisation is a fundamental skill for creative process. Using everything we already know, we put our aesthetic judgements on the back-burner and agree to enter a space of not-knowing. Flashes of insight arise while we’re playing, messing around in our sand box of “expressive techniques”. We are surprised, momentarily shocked out of our habitual responses and impulses by surrendering ourselves fully to the present moment. We learn to deeply play, delighting in our curiosity, joining the insight and knowledge of bodymind through a deep listening on many levels of perception.
Come as you are – no experience necessary
Day One: The Four Postures of Mindfulness & Little Disciplines
Day Two: Red Square / contemplative dance practice
Day Three: Corridors / contemplative dance practice