Wayfaring: Dance/Movement to navigate uncertain times
– An experiential workshop in embodied practices and Dance Movement Psychotherapy –
This workshop offers a moment to come together, move and share, exploring the act of Wayfaring as a practice of being with and in change. During these uncertain times of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have faced many unknowns. Our ‘normal’ practices of connection have been interrupted. Through tuning in to the shifts of the body we can explore ways in which to nourish and care for ourselves as a resource in facing these collective challenges.
Using simple movement scores, you will be guided through solo and group wayfaring dances for both your inside space and your outside locality, laying the trail as we go along it, in all its unknown.
‘The knowledge we have of our surroundings is forged in the very course of our moving through them, in the passage from place to place and the changing horizons along the way.’ (Tim Ingold, Lines, 2007)
Drawing inspiration from improvisation dance practices, Authentic Movement and Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP), this session will weave anthropological and philosophical insights into an experiential training in tuning into the body’s subtle and creative meaning making.
Aims of the workshop:
- To explore practices of connecting with our bodies in a time of social distancing and uncertainty
Embodying concepts of Tracking, Arriving/Returning, Witnessing and Following through guided
- To explore embodied art making and creative writing as ways of continuing or starting the dance
- To practice playfulness
All levels of experience with movement are welcome to attend!
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. You will need access to a private space to move in, and drawing and writing materials of your choice.
Matilda Tonkin Wells is a Dance Artist and Dance Movement Psychotherapist (RDMP). Her therapeutic and creative work draws from animistic understandings of ecology, trauma informed attachment theory and dance improvisation. She has worked for several years in the social justice and charity sector.