Thursday, September 24, 2009

Louis Gervais / Dancing Energy Systems

Dance Art Group / Movement Arts Research
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
Velocity Dance Center, Studio 3, 915 E Pine St, 3rd floor
$15/class; series discounts; drop-ins and all experience levels welcome

DAG/MAR features weekly classes in improvisation, performance, creative process and composition, contact improvisation, somatic education, New Dance techniques and other dance realms, with a different local teacher/topic each month.


When we look beyond our visible, physical bodies, we can see ourselves as intersections of energy & information. From this alternate standpoint, we resemble a chain of interconnected centers or chakras that are in constant motion as our life force energy flows in, out & throughout our bodies. Through improvisation, visualization & somatic exploration, we can create powerful personal relationships with the invisible & ever-changing energetic self.

Working with gesture & story, we describe shapes & pathways of these centers. Through rhythm & breath, we can sense the distinctly different qualities of energy throughout the body & beyond. Creative exploration & knowledge of the chakra system not only enhances self awareness & movement quality, it can also vitalize yoga & other somatic practices as well.

Louis Gervais (MFA) is a solo artist, dance educator & choreographer. He brings 40 years of dance experience & creativity to his teaching. Louis has performed with Compagnie Marie Chouinard & the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company among many other professional dance companies. Louis’ somatic work combines improvisation with transcendent dance practices & Eastern philosophy within a somatic framework.

Coming in November: Haruko Nishimura / Butoh: The Fully Committed Body

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