Thursday, December 23, 2010

January Class: Louis Gervais / Dancing Energy Systems

Dance Art Group / Movement Arts Research (DAG/MAR) is a weekly dance class series featuring a different local teacher/topic each month. It's a great way to dip your feet into the joys/mysteries of dance improvisation and related dance forms. Come try a class!

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Dance Art Group / Movement Arts Research
Thursdays 6:15-8:15pm
Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Avenue, Kawasaki Studio
$15/class; series discounts; drop-ins and all experience levels welcome
Info at Dance Art Group


When we look beyond our visible, physical bodies, we can see ourselves as intersections of energy and 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 and throughout our bodies.

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

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