Lucie Baker Dance
Expressive Arts and New Choreography
I hope you are enjoying the cherry blossoms and sunshine as much as I am. Spring has been a long awaited occasion. I have spent the winter immersed in my work as a teacher and a Masters student here at UW. I have been challenged to reflect on and develop my teaching practices by learning about feminist pedagogy, ecopsychology, and phenomenology. All of which were terms I had never heard before. It has been an engaging experience. I have also continued my work with the Tamalpa Institute and I am writing to announce that I have the pleasure of offering a new workshop this April.
Tamalpa Life/Art Process:
The Forest and The Trees
Saturdays in April the 7th - 28th, 2-5 pm
at Velocity Dance Center
1621 12th Ave. Seattle, Wa
This four part expressive arts workshop fosters the development of connection, communication, and personal awareness. Inspired by the imagery of trees, we will improvise dances, create drawings, and develop creative writings that help identify ourselves within our greater ecosystems. We will seek ways to nourish ourselves and our communities as trees do their forests.
This workshop is based on the Tamalpa Life/Art Process®. Developed by Anna and Daria Halprin at the Tamalpa Institute, it is an integrated approach that explores the wisdom of the body as expressed through movement, dance, and imagination. We use artistic processes and media to explore and deepen our relationship to psychological life, to social issues, and to creativity itself.
This is a dance-based experience. All abilities and backgrounds are welcome. No experience necessary. Art materials will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a journal if they wish. The first class may be taken as a drop-in but the following classes require full enrollment. $30 first day only | $85 full series of four workshops.
Register for Expressive Arts Here!
I can't wait to share this work with you all! I imagine it will be a fruitful process. Feel free to invite friends and colleagues and reach out for further information if needed. I would be thrilled to have you in attendance.
Another event that is budding is my choreographic offering at the annual University of Washington MFA Dance Concert. I will be showing a piece for twelve
wonderful undergraduate dancers that is inspired by emergent form, relationships, and jellyfish.
UW MFA Dance Concert
An evening of choreography by the graduate students of the
Department of Dance at the University of Washington
Meany Studio Theater, Seattle, Wa
May 16th - 19th at 7:30
May 20th at 2pm
May 20th is my birthday and I can think of no better way to celebrate than to be in the audience for this show with you. I look forward to sharing this new dance and workshop with the world, just as the plants are sharing their young leaves and flowers. May this spring bring you fresh blossoms and new moves!
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