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Improvisation in Action: Body-Mind Centering with Diana Lara

2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Improvisation in Action is MovingGround’s ongoing fall class series, every 1st and 3rd Mondays at Ellen Webb Studios. Facilitated by Artistic Director Krista DeNio, with each class taught by a different MovingGround collaborator, this class series integrates various forms of movement Improvisation, including: Contact Improvisation, Viewpoints, Composition techniques and practices, writing and movement scores, and more! Come integrate your moving body with imaginal tools and skills, for a satisfying group practice. Class is from 7-8:30pm, followed by a movement jam until 10pm.

All experience levels are welcome.

Improvisation Class + Jam: $20

Improvisation Jam Only: $10

You may use Venmo (MovingGround@MovingGround) or cash at the venue.

Register in advance here.

11/20 Body-Mind Centering with Diana Lara: In this class we will use elements of Body-Mind Centering experiential anatomy and developmental movement and kinesiology to awake body and movement awareness. We also incorporate elements of contemporary dance and kinesiology to move in the space in the three planes of motion, and to move in and out of the floor. We will learn movement phrases based on somatic principles, and we will use scores to improvise. We will also create a space for reflection and sharing of movement experience.

Diana Lara MS, RSME is a choreographer, dancer, and somatic educator from Honduras. She graduated from the choreography program of the Center for Research and Choreography at the Mexican National Institute of Fine Arts in 2003 and from the Somatic Research and Participatory Arts program at Moving-on-Center in Oakland in 2007. In 2011, she completed the Body-Mind Centering certification program on Developmental Movement. Diana holds a master in science in Population and Health from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Mexico City, and she is an ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapist Association) registered somatic movement educator. She graduated in 2022 from the master in science in Kinesiology with emphasis in movement science at San Francisco State University. Diana is bilingual English/Spanish. www.dianalara-somatics.com

Krista DeNio is an interdisciplinary choreographer, director, performer, writer and educator. She facilitates creative projects based in the principles and practices of ensemble-based theater. Artistic Director of MovingGround, her work engages interdisciplinary collaborations that bridge embodied experience,performance, education, activism, and human-to-human connections. Krista teaches movement and performance making in the Bay Area and nationally. She has been a practitioner of Contact Improvisation for twenty years and approaches the form from technical foundations, choreographic applications and the radical personal and political potential that exists within the practice and participating communities. www.movingground.org


Ellen Webb Studios
2822 Union St
Emeryville, CA 94608 United States
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