with Anna Landauer
Friday April 28th, 12:30-1:30pm
at Motion Pacific, 131 Front St, Santa Cruz
During Dance Week open classes
Sensory Movement Explorations
Creative Improvisation for all bodies and all dance abilities. No experience necessary, beginners encouraged and welcome!
Come learn, play and explore the world of spontaneous creative expression using a collection of tools designed to build individual and group awareness for individual and ensemble improvisation.
Activate curiosity and playfulness as you expand your ability to make in the moment choices based on sensory cues, listen and respond to internal impulses and external inspiration for movement.
An introduction and exploration of improvisation skills based on over 30 years of dance, theater, performance and transformational art experience including studies in Contemporary Dance, Action Theater, and Contact Improvisation. Also drawing on tools form Modern Mysticism, Earth Wisdom practices, Insight Meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong and Chinese Medicine.
Santa Cruz Dance Week Details:
You can purchase a $20 All Class Pass that will give you access to all Dance Week classes and support us to keep Santa Cruz Dance Week alive and thriving!
Full class schedule and class passes:
What is Wildance you ask?
Wildance composes site specific dance in response to nature and wilderness utilizing mindfulness and sensory awareness practice to build relationship with each other and the environment. Wildance is an experiential, wilderness based, dance performance project.
Wildance creates an intersection of dance, wilderness and human relationship, through dance improvisation, mindfulness practice, and immersion in nature we connect with the elements and each other, sharing the depth and beauty of that collective connection through our dance.
The intention of the Wildance Project:
Wildance explores the alchemy and transformative power of collaboration between artist and audience, sharing and expressing our feelings of love and connection with nature and with each other through dance. Wildance hopes to inspire others to seek their own relationship with nature, to sow the seeds of radical love, to encourage sensitivity and responsibility. Wildance aspires to ignite passion and playfulness in life.
Photography by Dalton Johnson Media
About me and the origins of Wildance:
My name is Anna Landauer, I am a passionate dancer, outdoor adventurer, and world traveler, I am committed to spreading the spirit of adventure and exploration through my work in the world. My intention is to nurture and support embodied, passionate living through dance, creativity, and mindfulness practices. More about me.
Wildance is the expression of my life's dream to integrate my two passions: dance and wilderness.
In each of these passions lie the key to my own spirit. I feel most alive, vibrant, and deeply connected to a power greater than myself when I am dancing, when I am breathing crisp mountain air, sleeping under the endless expanse of stars and sky, surrounded by warm red rock canyon walls.
When I am present, immersed in the moment and tuned in I feel the healing happen in mind, body and spirit. This feeling of joy brings with it an excitement for life, a commitment to living and caring for my body and a bond with wilderness and the elements that affirms my sense of belonging- that I am a part of this earth, that we are a family of humans, creatures, plants and stars- through this feeling of love I am inspired to care for all beings.
I hope that sharing this joy will help others to feel this powerful connection, to understand through body, soul, spirit, mind, or heart- that we are united through this intricate web of life. That we are responsible for each other. That we have the capacity to care for all beings everywhere. It is possible. To Listen. To Respond.
Photography by Dalton Johnson Media
Wildance Performance and Experience: Evoking the dream of listening, of intuitive compassionate, playful and tender response to our community, to all friends and relatives, humans, creatures great and small, sand, stone, sun, sea, plants, trees, sky.
If you are inspired to donate to our fundraiser, we appreciate it very much thank you!!