Saturday September 8, 2007 Posted September 5, 2007
Creative Dance Workshop
At Jacob's Barn in Seekonk Massachusetts

Awaken your kinesthetic sense
& deepen your feelings for movement expression

About Creative Dance

An approach to body movement as an art activity pioneered by Barbara Mettler, student of Mary Wigman in the early 1930s, Creative Dance awakens the kinesthetic sense, deepens the kinesthetic capacity for movement expression, and provides the fundamentals to experience the joy of movement for anyone interested.

It is a language whose vocabulary is the interplay of the elements of dance, force, time, and space and whose expression is realized through individual, small and large group improvisation. The study and practice of creative dance supports a primary need for collective movement expression shared by us all.

About The Workshop

A full day Creative dance Workshop will serve as an introduction to the art of body movement which comes out of the Mettler-based tradition. The study of creative dance deepens our understanding of movement expression as a basic human need. It is open to anyone who wishes to further develop his/her capacity for movement expression and move creatively with others.

Expect to explore movement possibilities, be open to making discoveries as dances unfold, and to immerse yourself fully in this fun yet focused workshop. The study of creative dance is recommended for everyone... teachers, therapists, clergy, dancers, artists, musicians, or anyone who is interested in movement expression. Applications of the work are many and include the fields of education, counseling, recreation, all the arts, and life itself.

About Doug Victor

Doug has taught creative dance for over 30 years. In addition to his private teaching, he directs Creative Dance Providence and teaches nationally for the Creative Arts in Learning Graduate Program at Lesley University in Cambridge. A founder of the International Association for Creative Dance, he has taught extensively across the United States, and in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii. Upcoming teaching venues include New Jersey, Geogia and Scotland

About The Jacob's Barn Studio

This studio is a beautifully restored barn just 6 miles east of Providence with easy access from Route 195. Surrounded by acres of fields and woodlands, we will be dancing on a heated and cushioned maple wooden floor. The studio has vaulted ceilings and windows on four sides. This natural setting will perfectly support the weekend's creative dance work.

About The International Association for Creative Dance

IACD is a full 501 (3) c non-profit membership organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for the study and teaching of Mettler-based creative dance along with networking within the dance community.

Among the organization's activities, there is a newsletter published twice yearly and the Creative Dance Congress is produced each summer. Check out IACD's website at www.dancecreative.org. It links directly to the Barbara Mettler website.

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Workshop Details

Creative Dance With Doug Victor
Jacobs Barn Studio
130 Jacob Street
Seekonk, Massachusetts
Saturday September 8, 2007
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Price: $60.00
(some scholarship available)
Phone: 401-521-0546
Email: doug.dance@juno.com

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