Authentic Movement Practice with Chelsea Petrakis in December

Authentic Movement Practice with Chelsea Petrakis in December

 June and July Saturdays from 1-3pm

Authentic Movement is a simple form of self-directed movement. It is usually done with eyes closed and attention directed inward, in the presence of at least one witness. Movers explore spontaneous gestures, movements, and stillness, following inner impulses in the present moment. The witness watches and tracks inner responses to the mover with the intention of not judging, but focusing on self-awareness.

Authentic Movement cultivates a contemplative frame of mind, clarity of perception, and movement that is personally enhancing. The particular relationship between mover and witness, in moving and being seen by another, creates a powerful framework within which this work takes place.

ALL BODIES WELCOME // Saturdays 1:00-3:00pm // Drop-in //Sliding scale $5-$12 no one turned away from lack of funds

Drawing by Hannah Krafcik

summer/Seaweed class series with The holding Project's Amy Leona Havin

summer/Seaweed class series with The holding Project's Amy Leona Havin

SATURDAYS 10-11:30am (ALL LEVELS): June 15th, July 13th (1:00-2:30pm), Aug. 3rd

Amy Leona Havin/The Holding Project returns to FLOCK this summer to facilitate an ongoing movement workshop series: summer/SEAWEED.  Havin will offer two options for dancers this summer: Saturdays (All Levels) and Mondays (Adv/Pro.)

summer/SEAWEED (all levels) is a movement workshop series developed by Amy Leona Havin in order to facilitate movement creation during rehearsals with The Holding Project. Based on Havin's dance training and experience with various movement languages originating in Israel, summer/SEAWEED uses variations of imagery and metaphor to tap into the body's natural power and fluidity, facilitating movement guided by sensation. This class is dedicated to finding openness, stamina, and delight in dancing, lasting 90 minutes in length and consisting of gravity work, guided movement exploration, and all abilities guided improvisation.

Drop-in // $16

Somatic Dance Workshop with Michele Ainza

Somatic Dance Workshop with Michele Ainza

Saturdays (All Levels) 10-11:30am June 22nd, July 20th, August 17th

FLOCK welcomes Michele Ainza this summer to facilitate a once a month movement workshop. In Somatic Dance Workshop students will explore foundational work in contemporary dance, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Laban Movement Analysis, Body-Mind Centering, Yoga, and Pilates in hopes to develop an understanding of inner-connectivity to support 3-dimensional movement and personal expression.
We will draw our focus to the body in order to respond to its sensations and the environment by consciously shifting movement patterns and choices. Class will encompass self-referential postural and alignment evaluations through touch, imagery, movement investigation, journaling, and dialogue. A creative interplay between somatic practices and contemporary dance will be cultivated, heightening sensory and motor awareness, spatial organization, and dynamic range (Effort Life). Class is geared towards people in all stages of health and development to enhance human processes of psychophysical awareness and function.

Drop-in // $16

Woozy workshop with Matt Drews (Seattle) + Succabass

Woozy workshop with Matt Drews (Seattle) + Succabass

Woozy workshop with Matt Drews(Seattle) + Succabass (Seattle)
Saturday June 22nd (first day of summer!) 7:00-8:30pm
Celebrate the first day of summer at FLOCK!
Woozy is an accessible dance practice fusing somatic techniques that invigorate the energetic system. Cultivate a supple curiosity to enliven healing and pleasure within the body, through a lush moving-meditation guided by Matt Drews and cuddled by textured sounds from Succubass. Eject from the norm, access lucid trance, and fade into wholeness.

Matt Drews is a Seattle based artist who harnesses yoga + dance as rituals toward communal immersion. His creative roles oscillate as connector, choreographer, teacher, and performer. He is the producer + art director of Pistil - an event that blends music, art, and performance.

$15 drop-in // Artist's website // Succabass

Photo by Salt Photo

Zaftig Diva Dance with Heather Nichelle

Zaftig Diva Dance with Heather Nichelle

FLOCK Welcomes Heather Nichelle of Zaftig Dance. In Zaftig Diva Dance:  Embrace the powerful, sexy strong dancer inside you. This low impact but high attitude class will focus on joyful, empowering, confidence building dance. Inspired by burlesque, hip hop, ballet & jazz, everything from hairography to booty shaking!

Zaftig Dance is a body positive and fat centric artistic dance space. We recognize that each of us has our own physical challenges and abilities, and we agree to keep a neutral approach and refrain from negative criticism of our bodies to keep this a welcoming space for all. Our classes focus dance technique, strength, balance, joyful movement, connecting with our bodies, honoring our unique abilities and challenges with self-compassion, and creative expression.

$12 drop-in

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FIRST MONDAY with Tracy Broyles

FIRST MONDAY with Tracy Broyles

FLOCK member Tracy Broyles’ FIRST MONDAY- a monthly work/play shop starting in October. Each month will have a different theme relating to Energy and Consciousness. FIRST MONDAY is an ongoing series of work/play-shops that uses creative practices to explore thematic material. Themes relate to consciousness, energy, science, and the psyche. Exploration uses curiosity and intuition along with the body. For more information and a full list of past/upcoming themes visit tracybroyles.com. Questions/Registration theory1.tracy@gmail.com. Live music by Adrian Hutapea.

First Mondays July 1st, August 5th : 9:30-11:30 am // By donation $18 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds.

JUNE THEME: WE are made of earth. WE are metal, water, air, wood, fire. WE are container and space. We are elements in cycle, in rhythm. We are push and pull and -duality makes dynamic- so we can exist in this density.

AND- We are connected to a continuum of consciousness that flows through us, and through everything. Everything. It is timeless, it is infinite. It is accessible.

We are both. We are one.

In our practice we question what happens if we surrender our creative current to these energies. One, then the other. Then both- and.....

ReWilding, A Summer Retreat with Tahni Holt and Suniti Dernovsek

ReWilding, A Summer Retreat with Tahni Holt and Suniti Dernovsek

Tahni Holt and Suniti Dernovsek co-facilitate a late summer retreat: ReWilding

Aug. 9-11, 2019

Big Bear Retreat Center

Join Tahni Holt and Suniti Dernovsek for a summer camping retreat near Eugene, Oregon. We engage with practices of various somatic and improvisational techniques to highlight individual’s process by attending to presence and perception.

We explore new and old forms of movement as a way to reveal our preferences and habitual behaviors. This retreat proposes to identify our specific strategies of knowing to allow for the unknown, the mystery and magic to guide us to wherever we show up. If presence is the ability to differentiate one moment from another can we enliven our experience through new practices of movement, sensing, creativity and intention?

We move outside of what we know to be in the mystery of the unknown. In this retreat we practice being together (not in consensus) in tenderness. We gather in retreat and attend to the beautiful natural environment surrounding Big Bear Camp. We take this time to activate a deeper sense of presence. And although the retreat is outside of our everyday lives, through an accumulation of material and time, what is offered is integrated into ourselves and enriches our lives as much away from retreat as within.

August 9-11, 2019

Big Bear Retreat

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