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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Movement and Creative Process: Workshop for Poets, Painters, Philosophers and People
Presenter: Ann Igoe and Eliza Ingle

May 09, 2009
10 AM - 4 PM

Tuition: Workshop - $75 by April 10th, $95 after.
Register at http://www.thesophiainstitute.org/RegisterOnline.aspx?id=73&did=123&elo=N

The physicists tell us that ALL is movement. Movement itself is held together by movement. The body is our receiver and/or our interpreter of movement. We have within ourselves the movement of conscious, subconscious, and even pre-conscious metaphors of the psyche. This movement is the raw material of all of our creative work. It is the movement of our emotions actually traveling through the body. Today we have become so intellectual and dependent upon the words of others that we neglect the innate wisdom of our own bodies.

This is a workshop that helps us get in touch with the very interior of our being and discover our creative force. We will be working specifically in the arts of poetry, painting, dance and music. Movement flows through the body and out into the rhythm of dance and music, the marks of painting, the words of poets. We will move, draw, listen, and speak. All is very easy and natural: no experience is necessary to participate.

Wear comfortable clothes, running shoes, and bring a sandwich for lunch.

Eliza received her BA in Dance from Middlebury College in Vermont. She continued her training at the Merce Cunningham and Erick Hawkins schools and performed and choreographed her work in the North and Southeast. She has been teaching Modern Dance at the College of Charleston for the past 12 years.

Ann has a MFA in Dance and has worked extensively as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and dance therapist. She has studied with many pioneers in the arts and sciences including Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Robert Bly, Stanley Zompakos and Joseph Campbell. Among other things she is a beloved teacher in Charleston, SC, her native state, of The Existential Leap Workshop.

For more information, visit www.thesophiainstitute.org.