DANCING WITH HORSES: A Workshop in The Catskills
This workshop was a truly unique experience for all
Produced by The Equus Projects and BodyStories
at the Middlebrook Arts Research + Residency Center in Jefferson, NY
November 6th & 7th
During our two days we explored the interspecies dialogue between humans and equines guided by JoAnna Mendl Shaw in collaboration with Catskill equestrian, equine trainer and musician, Dan McCarthy of Catskill Natural Horse. . The workshop was designed specifically for dancers who would love to learn how to move in tandem with an equine partner
A Workshop for dancers who have always dreamed of dancing with a horse!
Morning studio warmup sessions were followed by hands on experiences with the horses: Basic ground skills of leading a horse on a lead line and moving with grazing equines.
The afternoon studio sessions at Middlebrook deepen the embodied equine experiences in somatic explorations and improvisational scores taught from an interspecies perespective.