Collaborative workshop with Julie Geremia and Mark Young, July17-23, 2022

Mark and Julie will be exploring the intersections of Contact Improv & Creative Play in what they would like to think of as more of a ‘playshop’ than ‘workshop’. How do we tap into creative choice making with a sense of playfulness through our improv exploration? How do we make sense of and integrate what our bodies are learning through our dance? By drawing from Mark’s deep knowledge of Contact technique and Julie’s tools in facilitating creativity, expression & playfulness with the arts we hope to explore new possibilities that can arise when we approach and integrate the form with intentions of playfulness, creativity and …

Julie Geremia – expressive arts therapist exploring healing through the arts and testing conventions. I follow a sense-based, creation-oriented practice of using the arts, art materials and our natural world to support self-exploration and give space for healing and expression. As a young person, I trained and learned ballet in a very disciplined environment. As an adult, I have been exploring a range of movement practices and was introduced to contact at Leviathan in 2012. Since then I have been exploring various forms of improv & somatic movement for healing and play.

Mark Young has been training and playing with Contact Improv and Tai Chi since 1997, participating in most of the 80 workshops hosted at Leviathan Studio as well as others and many jams at Breitenbush and Earthdance.

Arrive on Sunday, July17 in the afternoon for orientation. The first class is on Monday morning at 10am. Depart on Saturday, July24 on the 11am ferry leaving Lasqueti. $600Can includes tuition, lodging, all meals and snacks, and taxes.

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