Contemporary with Shannon Cooney

Mon 13 Nov 2023 - Fri 17 Nov 2023
10:00 - 11:30
Please Note:
No external footwear allowed in studio. Shoe covers can be provided at reception if requested.
€5 DI Students / €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members / Member 10 Class Card €50
Shannon Cooney

Moveable Cinema/Dynamic Expansion: Embodiment dance/movement practice with Shannon Cooney

Moveable Cinema is a movement/dance practice created to expand the felt-sense and consciousness of vision while in movement. It enables one to find a unique path to explore consciously how the expanded sense of vision can be an available process. Guided though a series of mandalas (or practices) it creates a space for tuning into one’s holistic body with the acuity of the present. Beyond self-oriented movement research, practices with others challenge and enrich subtle and powerful forms of witnessing. This becomes a vital and reliable tool for interconnection with other persons, enhanced concentration, integrated awareness, expanded consciousness and performance.

Moveable Cinema exists within the frame of Dynamic Expansion, an integrated and somatic approach to orient to the Craniosacral System; tuning into its fluid dynamics and stillness phenomena grounds the practice. Tuning into and moving from the Fluid Body connects one to their deep knowing and the freedom of movement.

This practice offers many possible applications to one’s personal artistic/creative work or practice including: a vibrant palette/range of movement qualities, joy in movement, fine-tuned visual field perception, enhanced depth of focus, heightened and subtle states of presence, refined self-perception skills, new systems of connecting with self others and, profound and grounded experiences in the sensorial field


ABOUT Shannon Cooney

Shannon Cooney; Berlin-based Canadian dance artist, choreographer, dance educator, creative facilitator and Craniosacral practitioner, has been creating and touring her choreographic work since 1992, which encompasses stage work, performance installations and landscape art. She danced and toured with Toronto’s Dancemakers from 1994-2006 and worked with several international choreographers. She created her teaching practice; Dynamic Expansion/Moveable Cinema which are embodiment approaches that meld her experiences of contemporary dance, movement research, performance, Craniosacral bodywork and Nature.

Image: A. Vachon

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