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Molly Shanahan teaches movement

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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$15 – $75

A six-class series with choreographer and teacher Molly Shanahan.

My classes tend toward complex and spiralic movement that asks for a quality of ease and fluidity. My long-term research has a somatic focus—the release of unnecessary holding, constraining, or binding of the muscles, often semi-consciously engaged to uphold social aesthetics communicating gender, beauty, class, strength, attention, readiness, or success. For me that meant releasing my habits of maintaining abdominal corseting, which resulted in both a more expansive vocabulary and a nearly-complete reduction in lower back pain. The process also put me in touch with the ongoing vulnerability involved in opting out of an ingrained value around bodily control and aesthetics. I am in a process of reconciling, healing, and acknowledging where conventions of ‘technique’ serve and support, and where they inhibit expression of what I hope are more compassionate aesthetics of body-in-motion waiting to be enacted. I bring these questions to my body, movement, and teaching; they show up as gyre-like phrases that give us a context for exploration, tenderness, play, and temporary community.

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Details

Date:
July 12
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$15 – $75
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Organizer

Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak
Phone:
2154329157
Email:
molshanahan@gmail.com
Website:
www.madshak.com

Other

Dance Level
Intermediate, Advanced
Additional Notes
$15/class or $75 for full series. Cash, check, or Paypal.

Venue

The Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Phone:
(215) 569-4060
Website:
http://www.performancegarage.org/
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