9.30 - 11.30
Rewilding Alignment- Anatomy in Motion
“The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” -W. B. Yeats
Intelligent design, conservation, resilience, connectivity. Bones, sensory-motor loops, self regulation within shared territory. Starting with anatomical design cues as the seeds for motion, we will cultivate the interplay of these given elements into collaboration with the physics and forces of the body traversing space. We immerse in the realm of curved articular trajectories, tri-axial energy generation, counter-torsional, curvilinear, sequential movement. Alternating between focused anatomical study and whole-system integration gives us an opportunity to deepen our self-knowledge, then readily apply this through our dancing, amplifying from deep sensing to high dynamic possibilities.
Since 2003 Sarah has been professionally facilitating embodied awareness through movement education and hands on as a CMT. She is a Certified Axis Syllabus Teacher, which she began studying in 2006 with Frey Faust in the US and Europe. Sarah’s approach to the body as an expressive instrument is grounded in her long engagement with anatomy, biomechanics, contemporary dance practices, the performative body, CI, site-specifics, and interdisciplinary visual art. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sarah teaches ongoing Axis Syllabus classes, maintains a private bodywork practice, and is a member of the clinically oriented team at Psoas in SF. She holds a BA from San Francisco State University in Studio Art and Art History, and continually loves seeking and making beauty in the world.
Sarah has performed with artists including Cid Pearlman, Meg Wolfe, AvyK Productions, Lita Albuquerque, and Marina Abramovic. Sarah’s own work has been presented at venues such as REDCAT (LA), the Cowell Theater (SF), the Felix Kulpa Gallery (Santa Cruz), and SEEDS Festival (Somatic Experiments in Earth, Dance, & Science, MA). Her creative work has been supported by the Christine Tamblyn Memorial Scholarship for Interdisciplinary Art Practice, ArtSpace USA, The Tannery Art Center, Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grants, the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz Co., and artist residencies.