Aim High: Feet on the Ground

Taught by: Andrea Juhan

February 16-18, 2017

Friday - 7 – 10pm, Saturday - 11:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday - 11am – 5pm

Description

The most awe inspiring traits we share as mammals is the capacity to go beyond our self-interest for the benefit of others.  There is empathy in our genes.

We've heard the stories, teared up at the YouTubes: a lioness adopts an abandoned newborn chimp, elephants hold elaborate funeral rituals and bury their dead, dolphins guide a stranded whale back to sea, a dog lays her body over a lost and freezing child until help arrives.

Evolutionary biologists are realizing that survival of the kindest is where our ultimate salvation lies. We may tell ourselves to see beauty, be generous or have faith, but until we feel it in the cells of our own being, it can be forced or fake -- the classic spiritual bypass.

In Open Floor Movement Practice we cultivate the full spectrum of our complex emotional world.  Many of us have worked hard to feel, express and integrate our challenging emotions -- sadness, fear, rage, jealousy, shame.  How do we learn to purposely embody our more transcendent feelings of selflessness -- generosity, compassion, patience, serenity, unity, harmony? 

As dancers, reaching a state of bliss and goodness beyond ourselves doesn't have to be an elusive touch of grace, a happy accident.  In Aim High we learn to deliberately access the sublime, while Feet on the Ground ensures we not deny our other emotions to get there.

http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2014-6-november-december/feature/science-awe - a link to the science of awe.

Fee: AUD$355

$40 discount if pad in full by January 10… AUD$315

Elective for Teacher Training?

Yes

Focus

Body Language, Emotional Intelligence

Experience Level

Beginners and Advanced Dancers Welcome

Location

TBD Melbourne
Australia

For more information contact:

Madhuma Thompson

madhumadance@gmail.com

0410081599