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Body Weather: Open Training — Gretel Taylor

Photo by Laki Sideris

Body Weather: Open Training

Keeping our bods and creative juices warm in these cooler months, join Gretel Taylor for Body Weather training to increase fitness and range with articulation, care and curiosity.

Bringing a consciousness of our context on Wurundjeri Country, Gretel leads Body Weather ‘MB’ training originated by Japanese dancer Min Tanaka, followed by sensory exercises and focuses for improvisation. Open to all levels of experience.

Gretel Taylor is a dancer, researcher and curator whose site-responsive works have been performed locally and internationally. Gretel has continued to evolve a practice informed by Tanaka’s Body Weather for 20 years. Gretel studied Body Weather with Min Tanaka in Japan in 1999 and 2000, which she has since shared with the Melbourne performance community through her facilitation of training and workshops (as BodyPlaceProject). She has developed an improvisational ‘locating’ practice as a mode of relating to place during her PhD (2009) and as an ongoing inquiry. Gretel is a founding member of Melbourne-based group Environmental Performance Authority (EPA), which uses Body Weather as an underpinning method. She has taught Dance and Performance at Deakin, RMIT, Monash and Victoria Universities.

From 12 July 2022*
*Please note classes can be affected by Dancehouse programs; contact Gretel Taylor for more information.






Attendance from $90—$100 for 5 sessions




All welcome. Basic fitness recommended.

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