This years workshop at Ravnedans will be held by Sara Shelton Mann!

Where: Ravnedans, Kristiansand, Norway

When: 08 – 13th of July
Hours: 12:30-16:30 every day (except Friday: 10:00-14:00)

Early bird price: 800 NOK
Buy your ticket before 13th of April for the early bird price.
Ordinary ticket: 1000 NOK

About the workshop Deep touch

A workshop in exploring the layers of touch – the grounds from which you are moving from
The intention – the force, integration purpose and power of touch.
Touching through the airwaves and via being in the same world, country or room together –
Implied direction – touching the body and working with directional clarity and follow thru. Then touching on reversals and how the contact premise is also the solo premise which entrains the universal flow. How do the emotional and physical body thrive and fly? How does the witness ground you?
Chi cultivation included – always grounding and energizing and empowering both the individual and the group.

Sara Shelton Mann Biography

Sara Shelton Mann has been a choreographer, performer, and teacher since 1967. She was a protégé of Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis in New York City before moving to Canada where she met Andrew Harwood and fell in love with Contact Improvisation.

In 1979 she moved to San Francisco to work with Mangrove, now Mixed Bag Productions, for which she serves as artistic director. One of its early manifestations was the company. Contraband, launched as a performance group and research ground combining the principles of contact, systems of the body and spiritual practice into a unified system of research.

Among her awards are a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 7 Isadora Duncan Awards, including a special achievement award for “erasing time: celebrating 30 years a radical dance legend” (Sara Shelton Mann with David Szlasa and Norman Rutherford), Djerassi Artist in Residence Awards, Headlands Center for the Arts Residency 2016, Lifetime Achievement Bay Guardian Award, 10 Women Who Made a Difference, Bay Guardian “Goldie” Award, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award (2016).

Her Movement Alchemy training is an ongoing teaching project and is influenced by certifications and studies in the metaphysical and healing traditions. Sara’s performance work is a platform for collaboration and research in consciousness.

Photo: Robbie Sweeny

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