with Natalie Bedouin & Jenny Hill
Friday, February 22
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Explore the many voices and stories the body has to tell in movement. Discover how writing speaks to your movement practice as well as how moving your body can expand your writing. Generate words or stories from the body, and/or create movement based on your words. This workshop is equal parts writing, movement, and Inter-disciplinary playground for discovery and nuance. You do not have to identify as a dancer or a writer to engage in your curiosity here within this write + move playscape. You only need to bring along an open mind, or in other words, your suspension of disbelief.
We'll ground our awareness in the body, and follow our movement work with time to reflect in writing and and further questions or prompts. You may leave with the beginnings of an essay, the start of a show, a poem, or a narrative of the self in response to something as “simple” as the way you always twirl your hair.
Prepare to extend some metaphors and stretch some muscles, raise your hands and eyebrows with questions, tilt your head in deep reflection, and surprise yourself with the language of movement, and the movement of language.
Natalie has developed a strong teaching practice over the years through her intensive study of Contemporary Dance, Yoga and Reiki. She finds a way to focus the mind, body & the heart for health, for love and for creative pursuit. Natalie teaches a breath-led, alignment-focused slow Vinyasa practice with Bhakti and Hatha interceptions. Deepening into Self care, Inner Work & Metta are focal points of her philosophy in teaching. Most recently she completed an advanced training at Magu Yoga with teacher Alex Auder. Last winter she returned from intensive sabbatical studying with teacher Julia Frodahl in L.A. She is grateful for the many master teachers she has had the privilege to study with over time. She completed her undergraduate studies in Dance and Comparative Literature independently at Bryn Mawr College in 2006. And she incorporates the constancy of practice, intrepid self-inquiry and practical investigation in her dance work. She enjoys teaching authentic movement and somatic awareness and appreciates the incorporation of many technical aspects of traditional styles of movement into these processes. www.nataliebedouin.com
Jennifer Hill is an arts educator, poet, and performer. She is the author of six books of poetry, two books of prose, and is a teaching artist in the Arts-in-Education program with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Her one woman show, Alonely, premiered in 2018. You can find her online at actsofjennius.com.