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
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JoAnna Mendl Shaw