Dance as Trance/Dance as Ritual
Dance Across Borders Workshop
Developed in Bordeaux, France - DANCE AS TRANCE, DANCE AS RITUAL is an on-going presentation of Dance Across Borders: a floating international festival for independent dance artists first held in New York City in 1995, and subsequently in France, Sweden, Estonia, and Holland.
November 20th & 21st 1:30-6:30 at 83 Leonard St. NYC Buzzer #5 5th floor. 50
THIS IS IT - THE ONLY DANCE THERE IS.
Our conscious intentions move us to create awareness and renewal, impacting us individually and socially in the ever-changing world.
Dance artists of all decades have evolved deeply personal relationships to movement often expressing ritualistic and symbolic transformations of experience. Whether mainstream or avant-garde, literal or abstract, a force of spirituality continues to exhilarate our dance. Catlin Cobb brings elements of ‘Core Shamanism’ and Susan Osberg draws on practices of Sufi, Yoga and Buddhism; for both women, their spiritual practices have come out of dance. Moving between traditional and contemporary structures they will explore how we intuitively come to ritualistic states. By working with performance as ritual, we will observe how the expression of the “spiritual” manifests both reverently and irreverently. It can provoke as well as harmonize.
The workshop is available for all people interested in dance, movement, performance work, and the arts. Non-dancers are welcome.