Mojo Technique, curated by Stacy Dawson Stearns
Monday, Mar 5 2018
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$15-20 sliding scale OR $120 for 12/$70 for 6 class packs (see description for details) Register
Stacy Dawson Stearns curates this season of mojo training for Monday Morning Class at Pieter. These classes are offered with the intention of deepening and complicating the dance, movement, and artistic practices of the participants. Los Angeles takes things to a different level and dance is never just dance. Poetry is never just poetry. Pipes are never pipes. Induce your bodymind to go to the MOJO and get thee to class!

Classes are $15-20 sliding scale, OR you can take advantage of our 12 class pack for $120 and 6 class pack for $70 by paypaling (friends&family) and writing “MMCmojo2018 12 pack or MMCmojo2018 6 pack” in the comment line. Class packs only apply to MMC Mojo Technique classes.


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Feb 26 & March 5 // Jen Hong // INSIDE INFORMS OUTSIDE
an Axis Syllabus inspired approach
Week 1: joints and biomechanics
Week 2: aesthetics, form, shape

This class investigates and articulates the relationship between the joints, and explores how the physical experience of biomechanics informs aesthetics, forms, and the shapes we make. Jen Hong will guide participants through practices based on her work with the Axis Syllabus, a collection of information and references collected and studied by AS founder Frey Faust for the purpose of “understanding the logic of the soma”.

About the Axis Syllabus: “The Axis Syllabus is not a somatic training or therapeutic approach. It’s a book, a list. An archive of references, a reflection on and drawn from but separate from or removed from action, the AS is a document, something we can consider, revise, compare and edit. A useful aide when we are looking to validate or refute impressions and assumptions, affirm or update our own somatic (or non-somatic… if indeed this is possible) practice protocols, or find inspiration in the recorded experiments or discoveries of others. Because the general effort of gathering information is to enhance the accuracy of the soma, we could say that the AS might contribute to an understanding of the logic of the soma.” -Frey Faust

For more info:

A life-long dancer, Jen Hong began her modern dance training at Reed College in Portland, OR. A Watson Fellowship recipient, Jen graduated with a BA in Chinese Literature, pursued dance training at the Beijing Dance Academy and American Dance Festival, and was on-call for Stomp. In the Northwest, Jen performed with Keith V. Goodman/Dance Gatherer, Tere Mathern Dance, Oslund + Co, and danced and toured nationally for six seasons with Minh Tran + Co. In LA, Jen has danced with Rosanna Tavarez, Laurel Jenkins and Carol McDowell and sometimes choreographs her own work exploring the use of improvisation in performance. In addition, Jen co-facilitates the Santa Monica Contact Improv Jam She has a private practice as an energy healer in a modality called The Awakening Process, often collaborating with Jeffrey Nash, with whom she explores the healing power of breathing. Her recent mentors include Anna Halprin and Frey Faust, founder of The Axis Syllabus.





the lineup:
Jan 15 and 22 // Carol McDowell // NOETIC MOVEMENT
Jan 29, Mar 26 // Yunuen Rhi // WALKING THE DAO
Feb 5, 12 // Matt Lo-Fang // CELLO MOTION
Feb 19 // Mystery Teacher // A CLASS OF SHOCKING SURPRISE
Feb 26, Mar 5 // Jen Hong // INSIDE INFORMS OUTSIDE
Mar 12, 19 // Andrew Pearson // BODIES IN PLAY
April 2, 9 // eLa Aldrete // SER MOVIMIENTO, BEING MOVEMENT
April 16, 23, 30 // Roxanne Steinberg // JOURNEY DREAM FLOWER
May 7, 14 // Jennie Mary Tai Liu // PERFORMORDEAL
June 4, 11 // Stacy Dawson Stearns // IMAGE UNBOUND
June 18, 25 // Carmela Hermann Dietrich // WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?


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Photo Credit: Alexx Shilling