Summer Intensive - Week 2

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June 27th - July 1st — Body Weather Workshop with Frank Van de Ven (Body Weather Amsterdam)
*Admission is $15 per class or $100 for the week.

Day 1 ~ Tuesday, 6/27
4:00-8:00pm — An Introduction to Min Tanaka’s Body Weather Laboratory

Day 2 ~ Wednesday, 6/28
10:00am-12:30pm — M/B (Mind/Body, Muscles/Bones) and Manipulations
1:30-4:00pm — Laboratory

Day 3 ~ Thursday, 6/29
10:00am-12:30pm — M/B (Mind/Body, Muscles/Bones) and Manipulations
1:30-4:00pm — Laboratory

Day 4 ~ Friday, 6/30
10:00am-12:30pm — M/B (Mind/Body, Muscles/Bones) and Manipulations
1:30-4:00pm — Laboratory

Day 5 ~ Saturday, 7/1
10:00am-12:30pm — M/B (Mind/Body, Muscles/Bones) and Manipulations
1:30-4:00pm — Laboratory
5:00pm — Open House with Frank van de Ven & Workshop Participants *FREE*

Body Weather is a comprehensive training and performance practice that investigates the intersections of bodies and their environments. Bodies are conceived not as fixed and separate entities but as constantly changing - just like the weather. Weather is seen as a complex system of forces and influences coursing through and beyond bodies and the world.

This introductory workshop proposes a re-examination of the habitual body and it's accompanying mental structures as well as an exploration of 'Presence' on stage. As a training, Body Weather is of relevance to anyone interested in exploring the moving body and mind and can be aligned to various dance and theatre practices.

The daily training-routine consists of:
- ‘MB’ (mind/body, muscles/bones) An energetic, dynamic and rhythmic movement work-out that observes the kinesthetic sensitivity and co-ordination potential of the body-in-motion while developing strength, endurance, flexibility and grounding.
- ‘Manipulations’ Structured and paced work with partners, concerned with breathing, stretching, alignment and the notion of ‘relaxation’.
- ‘Laboratory’ A wide forum of explorations including work on segmentation, different speeds within the body and the notion of time, sensory investigation, spatial awareness inside and outside the body, image-to-movement work.
Emphasis is given on observation and feedback as a means to objectify experience and to sharpen and articulate the perception of bodies.

The term & philosophical basis for Body Weather was founded in the early 1980's by dancer Min Tanaka and further developed by Laboratories worldwide. van de Ven was a member of Min Tanaka’s Maijuku Performance Company in Japan, from 1983-1991. Since 1993 he co-leads Body Weather Amsterdam, a platform for training and performance.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 139 Sycamore St
  • Decatur, GA 30030
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Jun 27, 2017 04:00 pm to
  • Jul 01, 2017 05:00 pm
Core Dance

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Core Dance creates art, facilitates art-making, and engenders art engagement for those seeking to connect with what makes us uniquely human: our intellect, our emotional body, our spiritual center. The body is our playground, movement our building blocks. Within our bodies resides the whole of life, every truth. Through dance and the process of creating it we activate that which makes us individually unique and connect it to that which makes us indivisibly One. Core Dance was founded in 1980 by Sue Schroeder. We call both Atlanta, GA and Houston, TX home. We cultivate dance awareness and education nationally and internationally through our three organizational initiatives: Core Performs, Core Presents and Core Connects. Core Performance Company, the professional contemporary dance company of Core, is internationally acclaimed for its emotionally lucid and instantly accessible work.

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