EMBODIMENT is a mind/body/spirit integration practice interested in discovering the full potential of the moving body by reconnecting it to the energy we possess as human beings. Fundamental principles of EMBODIMENT include utilizing opposition (which allows the lengthening of muscles), opening of joints and broadening of the skeleton, and discovery of the spiral dynamic present within our moving body.
A meditative warm-up builds on repetition, soft focus, circularity and continuous flow leading the participants to access and reconnect to subterranean landscapes and the energetic body. This new awareness will allow us to let go of the conditioned singular focus in which we are led by our frontal body and our eyes as the only means of sensory communication. EMBODIMENT is the art of total awareness, re-learning our potential as human beings and re-discovering our relationship to each other and the world. The body becomes a space for possibilities, allowing to find further dimensions to their physicality and new entry points to creation of choreographic work. Re-imagining the moving body as a whole, EMBODIMENT is designed to give an alternative look at the body in motion, its relationship to other bodies and the space surrounding it.
This class is limited to 20 participants, so RSVP soon!
Mersiha Mesihovic, a Bosnian/Swedish dance artist & the founder/artistic director of CIRCUITDEBRIS, a space for interdisciplinarity, radical dance, and community engagement. Mesihovic received her training at Balettakademien in Stockholm, Sweden, Sarajevo National Ballet School in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iwanson International School for Contemporary Dance in Munich, Germany and holds a BFA in Dance & Choreography from California Institute of the Arts. She has danced in works by contemporary icons as Ohad Naharin, Colin Connor, Trisha Brown, Rami Beer, and has collaborated closely with Karen Bernard, Reggie Wilson, Jaamil Kosoko and saxophonist/composer James Brandon Lewis. Her work has been presented internationally and received support from New Dance Alliance and New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2015 she was a dramaturg for Kosoko’s critically praised #negrophobia. Currently, Mesihovic resides in New York where she is actively developing her unique movement method EMBODIMENT and teaches at a wide range of institutions and cultural organizations in US and abroad, including Gibney Dance Center and Peridance Capezio Ceneter in New York. She is a frequent guest lecturer at the Wits University in Johannesburg and the TUT University in Pretoria South Africa.
BRIClab is a commissioning and residency program that offers local artists time and space to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance. Work-in-progress showings, presented with moderated artist-audience dialogues, open artists’ process and creativity to BRIC’s diverse public. This fall, BRIClab features artists and projects mining ideas of migration, immigration and home.
The intimate, flexible studio space within BRIC House is dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists, with an audience capacity of 50-75 for rehearsals and performances in a workshop setting.
For ticketed events, the Box Office opens one hour prior to show time. Advanced tickets can be purchased online or by phone at 866-811-4111.
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