Workshops with Leigh Evans
ANATOMY OF PRESENCE
Performance workshop with Leigh Evans
August 6-8, 2010
What is presence? How do we awaken presence in the body?How can we cultivate this intangible quality that draws people in and leaves an image burning in the mind? Streams of awareness dissolve the rockbed of forgotten inner landscape.
Breathe into the space between the thoughts, the words, the bones. Rest in the stillness, the emptiness, and that born in emptiness, Breath, blood, silence, listening, pulse, impulse, still. Drink from the well of primordial presence, radiance, and shadow. Invite the dance to reflect the shifting inner landscape of your being.
Contact the energetic source of your creativity and cultivate inner presence. Develop an intuitive, awakened body, through Butoh, Suzuki Theater Method, Indian Odissi Dance, Yoga, and Authentic Movement. Increase the permeability of the membrane between the inner and outer life. Awaken awareness practices to integrate unconscious impulse with conscious creative expression. Tap into the energy of the Hara center, and open currents of sound and movement in your body, making the invisible visible. Learn awareness techniques to track your internal states and manifest the waves of shifting imagery and characters from the unconscious. Bring the darkness and the hidden to light, feel your cellular memory awakening.