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Body Weather: Open Training — Gretel Taylor

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Body Weather: Open Training

Join Gretel Taylor for Body Weather Training this August to explore, extend and enjoy moving to increase fitness, range and confidence. It has continued to be a haphazard time for performers and artists so let’s re-find our strength and what new dances emerge with care and curiosity.

‘Body Weather’ is a physical training method and philosophy developed by Japanese dancer Min Tanaka. Open Training: Body Weather consists of a loosening warm-up, ‘MB’ Mind-Body aerobic work-out, and sensory tasks leading into improvisation. Open to all levels of experience: we can work at our own paces. Basic fitness recommended.

Gretel Taylor has continued to evolve a practice informed by Tanaka’s Body Weather for 20 years. Gretel is a dancer, researcher and curator whose site-responsive works have been performed locally and internationally. 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.


Dates
2 February — 2 March 2021
3 August — 31 August 2021
19 October — 23 November 2021

Day

Tuesdays

Time

6pm—8pm

Cost

Attendance from $80—$90 for 5 sessions

Capacity

16

Accessibility

All welcome. Basic fitness recommended.

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