The Hidden Beauty

Taught by: Cathy Ryan

September 7-9, 2018

Friday 20:00-22:30 | Saturday and Sunday 11:00-18:00


We are extraordinary creatures, full of emotions, thoughts, creativity, movement, love, longing and sticky bits of mess. When we fully accept the complexity of ourselves - when we can see ourselves with kindness and a loving heart...that is the moment when we and the world can open into beauty.

And yet we get stuck in places that keep us from being with the free flow and the beauty of who we truly are, these places limit us from accessing our full life force, so our joy has no place to go - our ability to to be with ourselves and each other with a compassionate listening heart are overshadowed - these things happen, it's part of being human. We are left not trusting that we will still be accepted and loved, when this happens to us, shame comes along and whispers - there’s something wrong with you – hide!

We will invite the mover in us to open up to the fluidity of who we are, unravel some of the places we get stuck or hide in. Paradoxically, often when we move what it is we're hiding, who we are warts and all, it brings us straight into connection with others – we show our vulnerability and we begin to see each other and recognise ordinary and extraordinary, tender, vital parts of ourselves.

We will liberate parts of our being through wild dance and expression, using inquiry, witnessing and reflections and discover the places that lead us into this disconnect and reconnect us to those places that strengthen our perceptions of self. We will illuminate the emotional landscape and resource ourselves to step back into our daily lives with an ability to fully stand in our rightful place in the world around. When we share the beauty of who we are others are naturally in touch with the beauty within themselves.

Open Floor Movement practice is a dynamic moving enquiry where we can use movement to soften the tight spots in our selves and stretch our capacity for relationship. We ask, how am I now? What’s possible? We find inspiration in the combination of all different kinds of music as well as working without it. Find direction. Stretch the limits. Settle down. Embrace paradox. You are very welcome….

Fee:  €150 pre-registration before June 30 after €175

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Body Language, Soul

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Beginners and Advanced Dancers Welcome


Centro Arte Danza
Via Guglielmo Marconi 88
50131 Florence

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