Photo: Delisa Myles - IG: @mylesdelisa
Dancers: Anna Landauer, Kristen Greco, Lauren Levwood
INCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
Wildance is participating in CSUEB’s Inclusive Performance Festival. The IPF is a grass-roots, DIY, radically inclusive, process-oriented festival that is experimenting with sharing performance in accessible, relevant, life-affirming, and innovative ways to meet the needs of many intersecting communities in this new era for the arts.
Wildance at Wilder: An invitation to experience the Wilder side of dance.
Sunday, May 2nd, 2021 **Rain Cancels**
Wilder Ranch State Park in Santa Cruz, CA
- On the Old Cove Landing Trail.
- Trailhead is located near the bathrooms in the main parking lot.
You will find us dancing on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You are invited to walk by, to watch a few moments as you pass, linger and sway with us as we dance or plan to be with us as we begin at 3pm.
It is approximately a ¾ mile (20 minute) walk on the Old Cove Landing Trail to our location. Please be safe and respectful of COVID precautions and restrictions. This is a highly trafficked, moderate (mostly flat) trail along the coast. The trail continues and makes a 2 mile loop back to the parking lot.
Thank you for taking responsibility for your personal health and safety. If you find that you are inspired to move your body, dance, walk, meditate or play with us you do so at your own risk. Please be mindful of your step, and of other humans and creatures on the trail.
Wildance invites you to practice paying attention as soon as you arrive. From the moment you step foot outside of your vehicle bring awareness to your sensory experience, allow yourself to receive information. Take a moment before you begin your walk to notice how you feel, check in with your body, your breath, your heart, your mind and practice holding yourself with kind attention as you take in the surroundings. Pause, look around, listen to the sounds, smell the smells, notice the texture of the ground beneath your feet. As you walk, continue to notice your surroundings, stop often to admire birds, flowers, sky and ocean waves.
Should you choose to take a walk at Wilder on the afternoon of Sunday, May 2nd and happen upon a trio of dancers improvising on the bluffs we hope you will enjoy the moments with us.
Contact Anna with any questions.
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.
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