Who are you?

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A 3 Part Series... you may take all three workshops or take them individually

Part 1 - Hiding and Showing

How many of us anxiously hide our weaknesses, for fear of being used, shamed or rejected? How often do we not dare to fully enter and show our strength, for fear of being envied, confronted or betraying our past? In this workshop, strength and weakness will be the doors to our kingdom. At the heart of the kingdom we can resource in vastness and aliveness, when we find their alliance and the specific “alliage” that is ours and says something of who we are.  

We could sit down and ask the question “who are you?” a thousand times waiting for the moment of grace that reveals us to ourselves. We could let a zen koan lead us to the heart of ourselves.  Open Floor invites us to an inquiry in movement.  At the crossroads between our conscious and our unconscious, our nature and our story, the known and the unknown, we can let the dance answer us. As we weave the threads of our sensations, emotions, thoughts and images, a unique landscape emerges in each moment,  and dissolves into the next, leaving invisible imprints that guide our lives. Moment by moment we gather the scattered pieces of ourselves.

Part 2 - Hiding & Showing

Very early in life, we learn to show certain aspects of ourselves and hide others. Every human being is made that way. Some parts fall into oblivion, Jung called them “shadow aspects”, others live in the field of our awareness but we work hard to prevent them from being seen,  other aspects are pushed in the foreground.

Using dance and masks, we will thank the masks we always wear for their contribution, invite them to move into the background, play with showing parts that we normally hide, invite the parts we forgot existed to come and surprise us.

We could sit down and ask the question “who are you?” a thousand times waiting for the moment of grace that reveals us to ourselves. We could let a zen koan lead us to the heart of ourselves.  Open Floor invites us to an inquiry in movement.  At the crossroads between our conscious and our unconscious, our nature and our story, the known and the unknown, we can let the dance answer us. As we weave the threads of our sensations, emotions, thoughts and images, a unique landscape emerges in each moment, and dissolves into the next, leaving invisible imprints that guide our lives. Moment by moment we gather the scattered pieces of ourselves.

Part 3 - Acting & Waiting

Action, reaction, response, waiting, inertia, procrastination … here are a few possibilities on the continuum between Acting and Waiting. Each of us, in our human lives, is constantly faced with the choice between acting and waiting, and we try to figure out if we are ready to act, if we are acting in the right direction, if this action will benefit ourselves or others … Taoïst philosophy created the term “right action” and uses the paradox of “doing without doing” to describe the goal of this quest. We will let moving anchors weigh into the choice, combining the wisdom of the body and the power of consciousness to know ourselves better.

We could sit down and ask the question “who are you?” a thousand times waiting for the moment of grace that reveals us to ourselves. We could let a zen koan lead us to the heart of ourselves.  Open Floor invites us to an inquiry in movement.  At the crossroads between our conscious and our unconscious, our nature and our story, the known and the unknown, we can let the dance answer us. As we weave the threads of our sensations, emotions, thoughts and images, a unique landscape emerges in each moment, and dissolves into the next, leaving invisible imprints that guide our lives. Moment by moment we gather the scattered pieces of ourselves.