Cultivating the Expressive Body: Workshop with Jeremy Hahn
Saturday, Oct 12 2013
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

3 Saturdays: September 28, October 5, October 12
$10 drop in rate, or prepay for all 3 workshops on 9/28 for $20.

This workshop is a continually shifting sensorial experience that asks each mover to be constantly engaged with the present moment.  This experience is open to all levels of movers who are interested in exploring dance as a social experience and integrative practice.  During the workshop movers will be invited to participate in a guided structured journey activating mental and kinesthetic responses through the exploration of movement and stillness.  This investigative process will be comprised of tasks/prompts derived from practices of various disciplines such as: mediation, visualization, somatics and dance improvisation.  Through experiential learning, imagination and play this workshop aims to reinforce connections between people and community.  This workshop allows participants to mindfully explore in order to further cultivate an awareness of the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual body.  This movement ritual seeks to expand each mover’s creative capacity, cultivating presence, while enlivening life force through the embodiment of active participation.

About the Teacher:
Jeremy Hahn travels though life with an extensive background in the performing, visual and healing arts.  He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from California State University, Long Beach in 2013 where he was the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement in Creativity Award.  Throughout his career Hahn has had the privilege of working with numerous choreographers and companies from various performance disciplines including: Loretta Livingston and Dancers, Carol McDowell, Cyrus Parker – Jeannette, Lucent Dossier Experience, Invertigo Dance Theatre, R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance), String Theory, Kristen Smiarowski, Kara Miller, Meg Wolfe, Michelle “Star” LaVon, Heather Glabe and many others.  Hahn has presented his choreography nationally and internationally beginning in 2004 when he performed his senior solo, Ashes of Leaves, at the National American College Dance Festival Gala at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  As a choreographer he currently explores how dance and ritual converge particularly during the rehearsal process to deepen performer’s expressivity, connectivity, and creativity.  Furthermore, these artistic investigations have inspired his curiosity concerning the healing capabilities of dance.