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Newburgh Open Movement
August 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$15 – $20
@ Movement @ Music @ Art @
Newburgh Open Movement makes time and space for people of all walks of life to come together for playful dancing, deep listening, and mindful movement. Join us in co-creating this beautiful space, where diversity, and relaxed playfulness reign.
Open to all ages, abilities, colors, shapes and sizes.
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Elastic Mind Warmup with Ophra Wolf
Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz
107 Broadway, Newburgh, NY
The first hour of the event is a movement workshop focused on skills for mindful movement and movement improvisation led by Ophra Wolf of Force & Flow and guest teachers.
After the workshop from 3-5 pm the space opens up for free and open movement featuring live music with monthly guest musicians. This open time and space is for you to move, listen, or observe as you please. Open to all abilities.
Kids of all ages are welcome to the jam portion with adult supervision, the workshop at the start is suitable for adults and teenagers.
Movement and dance improvisation is about moving from the inside, in a way that feels good and organic to your body, and an Open Movement jam is a setting in which everyone is an equal part of co-creating the dance of the room.
You can come dance your heart out, and you can also just come to stretch quietly, listen, observe, draw and just enjoy the energy and focus of a room full of moving bodies. You can dance alone and you can dance with others, even your stillness is part of the dance that we’ll be co-creating.
It’s about tuning in – to your own body, to the space around you, and to the people you’re sharing it with.
The only requirement is willingness to look, listen and contribute your awareness – because it’s your awareness that’s making it all come to life.
Your donation helps to keep it going!
$15 for the workshop
$10 suggested donation for the jam
$20 workshop + jam
*NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS*
We’re supported by our local businesses and community members like yourself – please consider making a contribution, the best one of all is showing up and telling your friends! If you’re interested in learning about partnering with us as a business, please message us.
Donate Here: http://bit.ly/2nIi6cu
Still not sure what an Open Movement Jam is all about?
An Open Movement Jam is simply a space where you can move however you please in the company of others. You can bring whatever movement practice you already have – yoga, hula hoop, tai chi – or you can invent you own freestyle dance form. You can even take a nap.
Nervous about having to dance? You don’t. You can watch, listen, draw – as long as you’re staying aware of yours and others’ presence in the room.
It’s about tuning in – to your own body, to the space around you, and to the people you’re sharing it with. The only requirement is willingness to look, listen and contribute your awareness – because it’s your awareness that’s making it all come to life.
If you do feel like dancing, there will be no moves to learn or rhythm to keep up with other than your own. Dance Improvisation is about moving from the inside, in a way that feels good and organic to your body.
There’s always the possibility that what feels good is to sit and watch and listen, that’s your dance. Regardless, you are an equal part of co-creating the dance of the room, simply by being there and contributing your awareness.