FOR WHOM IS THIS WORKSHOP? – 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.
WHY: 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 reaching increased self-awareness.
HOW? 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.
WHERE: ENA Art Group 237 Spruce St, Suite B San Diego, CA, 92103
Session One: Sat & Sun July 16-17
Session Two: Sat & Sun July 23-24
*** Only one full weekend (Sat. & Sun.) session is suggested but some may choose to attend both weekends. ***
*** Space is very limited***
COST: $60.00 per weekend. Please bring clothes to move in, a small towel, a water bottle, and a yoga mat or large towel.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: PATRICIA MALDONADO is an independent interpretative dance professional with extensive experience in dance, choreography, and performance administration from her native country of Guatemala. She was part of the National Guatemalan Modern and Folk Dance Company, traveling internationally to USA, Europe, and South America. She has been a member of the Conseil Internacional de la Dance CID (International Dance Council – UNESCO) since 2015. Since her arrival to this country, she has researched, choreographed and directed dozens of original works. Patricia earned a B.A. in Dance from the University of California Riverside and a M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University. She has a passion for community development, cross-cultural promotion of the arts, and being a community organizer. Patricia has also taught improvisational movement at the National School of Ballet Marecelle Bonge de Devaux, Instituto de Turismo de Guatemala and Teatro de Bellas Artes de Guatemala. Recently, Patricia was the Arts Advisory Committee Chair for the Centro Cultural de la Raza, organizing community events, as well as a Board member of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. Patricia is also a dedicated visual artist and photographer.
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