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Moving Body
Playground

Moving Body Playground: Making Contact

a weekend workshop with

Megan Bathory-Peeler and Ellen Cohen
Friday - Sunday,
May 17 - 19, 2024

Workshop Fee: $580 all inclusive

Megan Bathory-Peeler and Ellen Cohen bring the magical delights of Continuum to the natural beauty of Shantigar. This year, our theme is Making Contact.

 

We will play at the intersection of Continuum and Contact Improvisation. We will engage the active and dynamic aspects of Continuum, referred to as Continuum Playground, to come into contact-full and improvisational relationships with ourselves, others, and the world around us.

 

A key characteristic of any healthy system is its ability to adapt to the changing demands of its environment. By moving our bodies fluidly, in a multiplicity of positions and situations, we get beyond culturally imposed rigidities, fixations, and limitations experienced in daily life. Human bodies are at least 70% fluid. About 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. Continuum reconnects us to our essential biology and interconnectedness of all life on this planet by engaging the potency of fluid movement. 

 

Moving Body Playground also offers the unique opportunity to use specific Continuum equipment—the Explore Board—as well as household furniture, trees, rocks, and the land itself. Shantigar’s natural playground is the perfect place to spend a weekend focused on building strength and resilience through creative, dynamic play. This immersive workshop invites us to extend the scope of our ability to connect inside ourselves, outside in nature, and with one another.

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Megan Bathory-Peeler and Ellen Cohen are devoted to sharing direct experiences of the body's innovative and transformative capacity with people of all ages. These two colleagues are passionate teachers of Continuum, improvisational movement artists, bodyworkers, and somatic educators. Their work and lives have been profoundly shaped by their relationships with Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum and Nancy Stark Smith, developer of Contact Improvisation. They are honored and excited to bring Continuum back to Shantigar this spring, nurturing the legacy of Jean-Claude’s love of improvisational living.

To learn more about Megan and Ellen:
https://somanautiko.com/about-megan/

https://www.continuummovementarts.org/gallery/ellen-cohen/

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