DANCING WITH HORSES: A Workshop in The Catskills


Summer 2022 Session

AUGUST 11-13, 2022

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

Two days of exploration into 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. Learning to move in tandem with an equine partner, offers rich territory for deepening one's own embodied awareness. This somatic research - Physical Listening - focuses on our sensory, physical intelligence  emphasizes exploration in relationship to other sentient beings.

A Workshop for anyone who has always dreamed of dancing with a horse!


Morning studio warmup sessions  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 perspective

November 6-7, 2021


For more information: contact

Teresa Fellion

Email: info@bodystoriesfellion.org


JoAnna Mendl Shaw