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Body Shift project coordinator, Olivia O’Hare here to share some thoughts regarding our upcoming annual intensive, Patterns of Disruption with Sandra Paola, which will take place June 2-3, 2018. Paola’s focus lies at the intersection of dance and social justice/access/inclusion/diversity. This got me thinking about what social justice means within the context of Body Shift…

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Elements class in which we practice movement improvisation for people of all abilities is this Saturday April 14 from 2:30-4:30pm at the Town Lake YMCA.  Do you tend to be a leader or a follower? Are you aware of your habitual tendencies and preferences?  Veronica DeWitt will take you on an exploration of leading/following using…

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Hello, friends! Body Shift project coordinator, Olivia here to share a little about our recent class happenings. The February Body Shift: Elements class was taught by guest instructor, Brandon Gonzalez. Brandon and I have danced together and in similar circles for nearly 20 years now. We both have a deep appreciation and natural inclination toward…

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Hey there! Body Shift project coordinator, Olivia O’Hare here to share what’s to come in 2018. After a heavy emphasis on performance and advancing the skills of long term participants in 2017, the Body Shift team has agreed that it is time to focus inward in the new year. We plan to cultivate space for…

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In order to enhance our practice of moving together we have invited guest artist, Lauren Tietz, to teach movement from a somewhat different perspective. She will offer an exploration of Lisa Nelson’s Tuning Scores which, similar to the DanceAbility method, uses more open directives to allow freedom to move in ways that feel good to…

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