Schedule

MDF will run M-F Aug. 19-23

at the University of Montana, PARTV Building, room 005


***schedule subject to change   Class Descriptions    Inspired Movement Technique with Michelle Boulé   This class uses guided improvisations and simple exercises to find a maximally informed and creative approach to dancing, where everyone has space to honor their unique systems for movement. Technique becomes a tool for deeper awareness and presence, uncovering one’s essence and potential, with pleasure! The material from this class is sourced from Boulé’s 20+ years of researching various somatic modalities, energy work, and consciousness, in relationship to movement, performance, and wellness. Class ends with an application of this information to choreographed phrase work.   Healing, Synthesis, and Open Movement with Michelle Boulé   This workshop provides a format for group and personal healing, and is open to anyone who is interested in holistic health combined with a self-directed movement practice. We’ll begin with a short group healing treatment for everyone present, using the BodyTalk System primarily. This is followed by approximately 30 minutes of open movement. The workshop closes with another brief healing treatment for the group and time for questions and reflection. The treatments combined with movement will synthesize and harmonize our systems/bodies, setting our healing and creativity in motion. No previous experience required. More info can be found at  MBodyRadiance.com    Contact Improvisation with Anya Cloud   Through fully engaged physicality and critical inquiry this intensive will tackle and question the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation. We will practice finding and committing to our Contact Bodies. We will research the roundness of our bodies and what that can offer to our dancing. We will develop practical physical skills related to the physics and logistics of bodies moving, making choices, and responding. We will also explore more elusive and perceptual practices that are integral to the form. We will explore strategies for grounding, disorientation, diving deep, flying, playing, asking questions, taking risks, connecting, surrendering, finding agency, and more. We will notice what our dancing does to us and imagine what it might do in the world. This work asks for radical independence and responsible citizenship — we will take on both. We will dance with the bodies that we have.

***schedule subject to change

Class Descriptions

Inspired Movement Technique with Michelle Boulé

This class uses guided improvisations and simple exercises to find a maximally informed and creative approach to dancing, where everyone has space to honor their unique systems for movement. Technique becomes a tool for deeper awareness and presence, uncovering one’s essence and potential, with pleasure! The material from this class is sourced from Boulé’s 20+ years of researching various somatic modalities, energy work, and consciousness, in relationship to movement, performance, and wellness. Class ends with an application of this information to choreographed phrase work.

Healing, Synthesis, and Open Movement with Michelle Boulé

This workshop provides a format for group and personal healing, and is open to anyone who is interested in holistic health combined with a self-directed movement practice. We’ll begin with a short group healing treatment for everyone present, using the BodyTalk System primarily. This is followed by approximately 30 minutes of open movement. The workshop closes with another brief healing treatment for the group and time for questions and reflection. The treatments combined with movement will synthesize and harmonize our systems/bodies, setting our healing and creativity in motion. No previous experience required. More info can be found at MBodyRadiance.com

Contact Improvisation with Anya Cloud

Through fully engaged physicality and critical inquiry this intensive will tackle and question the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation. We will practice finding and committing to our Contact Bodies. We will research the roundness of our bodies and what that can offer to our dancing. We will develop practical physical skills related to the physics and logistics of bodies moving, making choices, and responding. We will also explore more elusive and perceptual practices that are integral to the form. We will explore strategies for grounding, disorientation, diving deep, flying, playing, asking questions, taking risks, connecting, surrendering, finding agency, and more. We will notice what our dancing does to us and imagine what it might do in the world. This work asks for radical independence and responsible citizenship — we will take on both. We will dance with the bodies that we have.