January upcoming events in the movement arts

Learn  Practice  Thrive !

Upcoming events of interest to the Movement Arts Community in  Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

January 2010

Portland: January 24th

Yoga, Feldenkrais, free mini-sessions, food, art, specials, swag!

Open House 11am – 2pm at Potentials Yoga Studio and Wellness Center. Learn more at: http://tinyurl.com/ydqgtva

Portland, January 20-24, 2010, dance performance

White Bird Uncaged Presents

Tere Mathern Dance / Minh Tran & Company
Miller Hall, World Forestry Center
January 20-24, 2010

Commisioned by White Bird

Tere Mathern and Minh Tran are two of the Pacific Northwest’s finest choreographers. Mathern is a pattern maker, acclaimed for weaving lush swirling formations with razor sharp athleticism. Minh Tran has created a body of work celebrated for its singular fusion of traditional Asian and contemporary western techniques.

In a shared program, performed in the round, Tere Mathern Dance will premiere PIVOT, set to a live score by composer Tim DuRoche, that explores the instance of transfer – the fulcrum between balance and risk. Teaming up with composer Heather Perkins and videographer David Bryant, Minh Tran & Company will perform a new work on the subject of sexual identity, based on Tran’s coming-out experience. A highlight of the program is a new collaborative duet by the choreographers who have long danced for and with each other. Contains partial nudity. Visit: http://www.conduit-pdx.org/mathern/home.html

Portland: January 4th onward

Dance classes with BodyVox

Open classes for Adults and Teens are now running at the BodyVox Dance Center. Absolute Beginning Ballet and Concert Jazz begin January 4. Child/ Teen classes run January 4-March 14.

Dance Classes at BodyVox provide an opportunity for dancers of all ages and abilities to study with BodyVox Teaching Artists while receiving exceptional instruction in the multidisciplinary BodyVox Technique which includes ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, acrobatics and break dancing. View the class schedule:


Seattle: January 6-27

Learn a Martial Art

Introduction to Aikido: A Course for New or Returning Students. Wednesdays in January 2010. Series Fee: $60 / $90 Including Uniform

Puget Sound Aikikai Contact Us for Questions and Reservations by phone (206)341-9801 or email, info@pugetsoundaikikai.org

Original Play” play-shops in:

Seattle WA: Jan 15-17, 2010

Portland OR: Jan 22-24, 2010

Ashland OR: Jan 29-31, 2010

For contact information and details on these events visit:


Read about  the concept and practice of “Original Play”:




February 2010

Portland OR, Feb 20-21, Psoas workshop

This 12 hour weekend workshop is open to everybody and is a great way to learn, through experience, how your iliopsoas muscle affects skeletal integrity, joint rotation, muscular tension, breathing, trauma/fear and organ functioning. Discount for early registration before January 20.

Instructor, Liz Koch is the author of The Psoas Book, Core Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise & Dance, Unraveling Scoliosis CD and the creator of Core Awareness™, a somatic approach to deepening the experience of the human core:



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