Contemporary Dance Movement Practice (for Adults) explores principles of somatics, energetic awareness, and performance practice with contemporary concert dance foundations and techniques. Participants will be challenged to find freedom within structure, story-tell with their movement, create connections between dance and “everyday life,” and (re)discover joy in their dancing body. Previous experience witha movement practice (yoga, Pilates, martial arts, or other form of dance) is highly suggested, but not necessary; an open heart and mind is always welcome and appreciated.
Proceeds from “Little Things” will be donated to Mary’s Shelter in Reading, PA.
The mission of Mary’s Shelter: “Mary’s Shelter provides residential and non-residential services for pregnant women and women with newborns who are in need of a supportive environment because of a lack of suitable housing or favorable family relationships. While caring for women in need, Mary’s Shelter prepares mothers with newborns for independent living and a vision of hope for the future.”
AND – Mary’s Shelter is currently in a Match Campaign. So, your financial support and celebration will go further!
AND… Mary’s Shelter also has aWish List for babies and moms, so we’ll have a “Gift Box” at the door, as well.
Suggested donation or pay what you want – cash only at the door (or checks made payable to “Mary’s Shelter” with “Little Things” in the memo line) $10. Reserve your spot by emailing Jessica@JCWKDanceLab.org
Jessica will be sharing “Stained Glass” as part of SoLow Fest in Philadelphia.
“Little Things – 6 Soloists Performing Dance and Poetry”
Created by Brandi Ou, Jessica C. Warchal-King, Rhonda Moore, Grace Stern, Maria Guzman, and Nikolai McKenzie.
“Little Things” explores the vast and dynamic elements that constitute the relationship between mother and child. Through movement, sound, and poetry, six artists peel back layers of their personal maternal stories.
Tickets: $10 suggested or pay what you can. Proceeds will be donated to Mary’s Shelter – an organization in Reading, PA that supports pregnant women and new mothers who are “in need of a supportive environment because of lack of suitable housing or favorable family relationships”. Seating is limited. To reserve your seats, email Jessica@JCWKDanceLab.org.
Please plan extra time for parking and traffic. The performances will start promptly and late audience members won’t be admitted.
Where: Reading Hospital/ Tower Health Rehab Center
What: Challenge your creative juices while improving physical strength, flexibility, and stamina in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. Dance for Wellness invites participants to move into greater joy, connection, and awareness through dance. Research shows that dancing is an excellent activity for the body and the brain. No previous dance experience is necessary.
Archaeologists look at bones to learn how people ate, carried their posture, how much they exercised, what type of jobs they did, and many other elements of daily life. These scientists look at the body to learn about the individual. Ancient Chinese and Indian medicine associate locations in the body with with physical, emotional, and psychological health.
Our bodies are the way we connect with our surrounding world.
JCWK Dance Lab explores the ways our bodies (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) connect with our environments. Dance is the medium through which we share these stories.