DANCING WITH HORSES: A Workshop in The Catskills
AUGUST 11-13, 2022
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. 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 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
Somatic explorations, improvisational scores and choreographic strategies taught from an interspecies perspective
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Morning Warmup & Interspecies Tuning
Pasture time with horses & basic lead line training
Choreographic Explorations with Equines and Curious Movers
Opening Night Dinner
Delicious Breakfasts & Lunches
Process and Debrief Time
Payment via: VENMO
Payable to The Equus Projects
To hold your place in the workshop please send or VENMO a $50 Deposit