Hello! There is still time to register for my somatic movement workshop and performance/magic overnight event at Earthdance July 12 -17th. It is
part of a wonderful festival SEEDS.
"The theme of this year’s 10-day long SEEDS festival is NOURISHMENT: A crop’s environment—including soil, topography, and climate—imparts a characteristic taste and flavor and
must be taken into consideration in cultivation. With care, through
interaction we hope to create an ultra-lush, enriching, and regenerative
culture in which to grow our art."
You can find all the information below. Hope to see you there! K.J.
The body is the soil of our thoughts and imaginations. This workshop will devise the use of
somatic explorations through the lens of Body-Mind Centering ® and
improvisational dance tunings to discover, enrich, and explore how we
are landscapes for our ideas. The workshop will be supportive and
challenging—to embody our experiential knowledge with the uncertainty of
what has yet to appear, manifesting trust in the unknown. We will spend
time inside and outside.
All creations pass through a time of being in the dark. It is the time of dreams,
illusions, and magic. This evening into the morning event will be a
guided physical meditation into the chimerical nature of dance. We will
end the day and begin a new one together as we shift our relationship to
time and composing space, creating and entering a theater of our own
K.J. Holmes is an independent dance artist, singer, and actor exploring improvisation as
process and performance since 1981. Her influences include Contact
Improvisation, BMC®, Yoga, Authentic Movement, Release techniques,
Martial Dance, world vocal studies, and contemporary dance and theater.
She teaches and performs throughout the world and has collaborated with
Simone Forti, Image Lab, and Steve Paxton, among many others. K.J. is a
1999 graduate of the School for Body-Mind Centering® and has a private
practice in Dynamic Alignment and Re-integration in Brooklyn, NY, where
she lives. She is adjunct faculty at NYU/Experimental Theater Wing, and
continues to teach through Movement Research. She finished a two-year
acting training in the Sanford Meisner technique at the William Esper
Studio in NYC in 2009, and is currently developing an evening length
piece This is where we are (or take arms against a
sea of troubles) , which looks at where
linguistics and the body meet. REGISTER NOW for Weathering REGISTER NOW for PineCones For
This workshop is a part of the SEEDS
Festival. In addition to the
workshop, you are also invited to attend evening performances,
discussions, jams, and films as well as the Saturday Community Day as
part of your participation.