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Virtual Book Launch for "Physical Listening, A Dancer's Interspecies Journey" by JoAnna Mendl Shaw

 Virtual Book Launch for "Physical Listening, A Dancer's Interspecies Journey" by JoAnna Mendl Shaw


The Equus Projects / On-Site NYC


New York, New York 10011


Friday, September 17, 2021 - 8:00pm



The Equus Projects / On-Site NYC

Physical Listening, A Dancer’s Interspecies Journey

September 17th, 8 pm - 9 pm EST
Zoom Link

The Event is free, but registration is recommended
To register, please email joannamendlshaw@gmail.com 

We will have excellent guest speakers from both the dance and Equestrian world!

PHYSICAL LISTENING offers an expansive toolkit for communication and creative decision - making. The author JoAnna Mendl Shaw is an internationally recognized teacher, choreographer, dance educator and arts advocate. In this book she describes the development of her unique PHYSICAL LISTENING practice. She generously shares strategies and techniques that will deepen your capacity for embodied awareness, offer you entry into poetic sensing and entice you into fearless creative process. Follow step-by step improvisation scores and explore an expansive repertory of transformative embodied experiences. Enriched with over 450 full color photographs and illustrations.

Author Bio:

Choreographer, dance educator, and arts advocate, JoAnna Mendl Shaw creates performance works for stage, rural and urban landscapes. With her company the Equus Projects, Shaw tours throughout the States and Europe creating site-specific performance works devised as an immersive community engagement process in collaboration with the local community. Shaw's choreography often includes equines. Her Physical Listening practice, developed from years of inter-species research has brought Equus Projects into teaching residencies at the Naval War College, Training Magazine, NYU Medical School and into corporate think tanks, dance conservatories, colleges, elementary schools and into extensive work in the equestrian world. Shaw has taught on the faculty at NYU/Tisch, The Juilliard School, Ailey BFA Program, Marymount, Princeton, Mount Holyoke, and Montclair State. Shaw and the Equus Projects have been funded by grants from the NEA, Harkness, Jerome Robbins, RSF, Rockefeller, O’Donnell Green, and Oppenheimer Foundations, DCA, LMCC, NYSCA and commissioned by numerous festivals including Bates Dance Festival, Saratoga Arts Festival, and NYC River to River Festival.

Physical Listening, A Dancer’s Interspecies Journey

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