Improvisation: Inside Out

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In this class, we will investigate the relationship between our inner landscapes and our physical actions in the external world through movement improvisation. Each session will begin with a brief review of an internal system (organs, fluids, nervous system, etc.) as described through Western anatomy, Chinese medicine, and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s Body-Mind Centering®. Usually, the class will progress from individual investigations, through partnering and small groups, to larger group scores. No specific physical training is required; in fact, our object is to find actions that are spontaneous rather than learned, to learn from our movement rather than to do what we know. Students from Ellen Neskar’s course in Asian Studies, Readings in Daoism: The Zhuangzi will take this component as part of their seminar.