Categories: 2019 Season CATALYST, The FORUM, Vanguard Culture Events

2019 THE FORUM: Experiential Movement Lab

Mondays: July 1 & 15 – August 5 & 19, 2019
$5.00 – $10.00
Limited to 10 participants per session.
Pre-registration required

Vanguard Culture Headquarters @ IDEA1
895 Park Blvd #124
San Diego, Ca 92101

In partnership with Vanguard Culture, Improvisation Project Network presents the Experiential Movement Lab to help research how physical movement can be a metaphor for finding balance in life and overall health. Movement can help people find connection to their inner-self, and create a sense of responsibility and acknowledgement for those practicing it. Workshops will be curated by internationally trained dance improvisor Patricia Maldonado and will incorporate guest teachers from the San Diego region and beyond. Improvisation Project Network supports improvisers and developing alternative platforms that unite the Mexican and U.S. border.

To use dance and improvisational movement to provide creative personal and professional development for the community at large. To break sedentary patterns in our daily lives that lead to physical and creative atrophy. Attendees will learn to eliminate fear and self-doubt in their interactions with the world around them, using movement as a catalyst for identifying one’s greater purpose.

– Professionals from all creative fields and individuals curious about Movement or the Body itself.
– Those interested in maintaining a healthy balance of mind, body and creative spirit.

By analyzing elements of our existing movement patterns and encouraging conscious action and awareness of the way that we engage with our bodies. We will look deep into questions that analyze our posture, tendencies in movement, internal motivations, and creative purpose.


  • Comfortable clothes that you can move freely in.
  • A yoga mat or blanket
  • Small towel
  • Water bottle

Presented by Vanguard Culture, The FORUM is a professional development series for creatives from the visual, performing and culinary arts. From workshops, to lectures, to panel discussions and meaningful networking, this series provides industry professionals with the tools, resources, and opportunities to become better at their craft and to make a living doing the thing they love.

This program was made possible thanks to our generous Professional Development Sponsor Jack Lampl

WHERE TO PARK: On most days there is plenty of street parking in this area. Many meters are free after 6pm in Downtown. Pay careful attention to street signs. We are not liable for any parking violations.

WHERE TO PARK DURING A PADRES GAME: Generally there is plenty of street parking around IDEA1 before 6:30pm on game nights. The Park it on Market parking structure (614 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101) is a 9 minute walk from IDEA1.

UBER or LYFT: Don’t want to UBER/LYFT the entire distance? Park near Balboa Park and UBER/LYFT to IDEA1 (899 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101).

TROLLEY: Take ORANGE or BLUE LINE to “City College Station” Trolley Stop. Walk two blocks South and make a left on F Street to Main entrance (4 minute walk) To view all of the transit stations with parking visit ($2.50 each way).

Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.