Fall into Movement Arts: classes and performances

Movement Arts events in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia Canada. Fall 2011

Portland, Oregon:

Sep 30- Oct 2, 2011: Portland Juggling Festival! Workshops and performances at Reed College, Portland OR. Hosted by Portland Jugglers.org. Festival website:  http://www.portlandjugglers.org/festival2011

Oct 1st: Juggling Festival’s extravaganza performance, 7pm, Kaul Auditorium, Reed College Campus, Portland Oregon. Details and tickets: http://portlandjugglers.org/node/136

Oct 3: Qi Gong, Monday 6:30pm class series begins. “One Thousand Hands Buddha” form is done seated. It combines graceful arm movements and hand mudras with quiet breathing. Held at Cypress Beauty and Wellness: http://nourishingmedicine.com/services/qi-gong-meditation-classes/

Oct 14-15: New Now Wow! Dance performance. Northwest Dance Project presents new work from  Didy Veldman (Netherlands),  one of the hottest names in European dance; Noam Gagnon (Canada),  co-founder of the world-renowned The Holy Body Tattoo; Pedro Dias (Portugal),  2011 Pretty Creatives choreographic residency winner. Information and tickets: http://www.nwpdp.com/shows.html

Oct 15-16: Aikido seminar with Frank Doran Sensei at Aikido Northwest: http://www.ai-ki-do.org/

Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18 (third Sundays): Vital Human is a monthly Community Clinic to introduce the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education. Low-fee individual sessions offered, held in NE Portland, third Sunday of each month. Learn more at http://www.vitalhuman.org/ Also see: http://wp.me/PlSfg-2r

October 2011: New dance class series at Viscount Studios. Classes available in Tango, Burlesque, Bollywood, Belly dancing, Swing, Salsa, more. See full schedule: http://viscountstudios.com/schedule-new

Fall Dance class schedule, Northwest Dance Project: http://www.nwpdp.com/classes.html

Ongoing Portland classes:

T’aichi classes with Chung So, Saturdays 8:30-9:30am, at Cypress: http://www.cypresswellbeing.com/

Qi Gong classes with Elie Cole, Mondays 6:30pm at Cypress Beauty and Wellness: http://nourishingmedicine.com/services/qi-gong-meditation-classes/

Contact Improv Jam Tuesday nights at Conduit: http://www.conduit-pdx.org/schedule.html

Juggling Wednesdays: The Portland Juggling Club meets on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Reed College Sports Center in Southeast Portland (Map). The club is open to the public and all ages are welcome: Portland Jugglers.org

Viscount Dance Studios newest class schedule: http://viscountstudios.com/schedule-new

British Columbia, Canada:

October 1-2: Victoria Aikikai is pleased to invite you to a weekend Aikido seminar with Ishiyama Sensei, 6th Dan, hosted by Victoria Aikikai, to be held at the University of Victoria. Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=259607737396553

Tuesdays, October 4–November 29: Pelvic Health for Women. Class series in the Feldenkrais Method®, 7:30 pm–8:45 pm  at  The Nature of Movement: #6–2020 Douglas Street, Victoria. Learn more:  http://thenatureofmovement.com/

Oct 4- Dec 8: Awareness Through Movement® Classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays,  Victoria. Details: http://thenatureofmovement.com/

Seattle, Washington:

Oct 28-29: Velocity’s 2011 Artist in Residence Amy O’Neal and San Francisco dance luminary Kathleen Hermesdorf pair-up for a week of classes and collaboration culminating in an evening of new works in this special co-production between Velocity and Amy O/tinyrage. Saturday nights performance is followed by a dance party! Velocity’s Founders Theatre in Capitol Hill: http://velocitydancecenter.org/events/guest-artist-series/ 

Sep 12-Dec 12: Hulu Gong Qi Gong series with Carrie Lafferty, Mondays 6pm, Chen School of Taiji, drop-in rate available: http://www.FeldenkraisTeachersInSeattle.com/Index.html

Ongoing in Seattle area:

Feldenkrais classes and workshops in the Seattle area. Schedule updated regularly: http://www.FeldenkraisTeachersInSeattle.com/Index.html

Every other Tuesday: West Seattle Feldenkrais Community Clinic: http://westseattlefeldenkraisclinic.blogspot.com/

Velocity Dance Center offers classes in ballet, modern, hip hop, and Movement Arts Research. See all their classes: http://www.velocitydancecenter.org/classes.htm


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The Summer of Love of Movement Arts

Movement Arts events in OR, WA, BC

Victoria, British Columbia:

August 5-7: Aikido and Iaido seminar with Senseis Margaret Mathewson and Steve Thoms. Hosted by Goldstream Aikikai:  http://www.goldstreamaikikai.com/Seminar.jpg

June 28- Aug 16: Transitions – Explore the organic nature of movement in all directions. In this series you will learn the art of transitioning from one point to the next. How does your posture influence your ability to meet the emerging moment? These classes will enhance your awareness of how you transition through all facets of living. Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm at  Heart & Hands Health Centre, #6–2020 Douglas Street. Learn more:  http://thenatureofmovement.com/

Seattle, Washington:

Sep 23-25, 2011: Aikido seminar. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Tenzan Aikido. Instruction by Senseis Bruce Bookman, Rick Stickles, James Friedman, George Ledyard, Joanne Veneziano. Learn more: http://www.tenzanaikido30years.com

Ongoing in Seattle area:

Every other Tuesday: West Seattle Feldenkrais Community Clinic: http://westseattlefeldenkraisclinic.blogspot.com/

Portland, Oregon:

Aug 2-11, 2011: Argentine Tango classes Tuesdays and Thursdays at Viscount Studios: http://viscountstudios.com/schedule-new

Aug 12-14, 2011:  Aikido Seminar with Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan, 8th dan. Yamada Sensei is the Chairman of the Technical Committee and President of the Board of Directors of the United States Aikido Federation. He has been the Chief Instructor of New York Aikikai since 1964 and has taught at seminars all over the world. His classes are vigorous, inspiring and joyful. We are excited that he is coming to our dojo! Learn more: http://www.2rivers.org/

Aug 21, Sep 18, 2011: Vital Human is a monthly Community Clinic to introduce the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education. Low-fee sessions offered, held in NE Portland, third Sunday of each month. Learn more at http://www.vitalhuman.org/ Also see: http://wp.me/PlSfg-2r

Ongoing Portland classes:

Tuesday Night Contact Improv Jam at Conduit: http://www.conduit-pdx.org/schedule.html

Viscount Dance Studios class schedule: http://viscountstudios.com/schedule-new

Alsea Oregon:

Sep 2-5, 2011: 16th Annual Martial Ways and Ancient Skills Retreat at Ancient Arts Center, Alsea Oregon Explore the practice of Aikido, Tai Chi Chuan and Feldenkrais Method® Awareness Through Movement® lessons in combination with some of the skills our ancestors used to survive including wild foods, natural building methods, basic fire-making, fiber and stone technologies. Specific activities will be guided by the interests of the group. 
Learn more by contacting margaret (at) peak.org or visit www.ancientartscenter.com

Eugene Oregon:

Sep 23-25, 2011: Aikido seminar with Michael Flynn Sensei. http://eugeneaikikai.com/events_frames.html


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Winter 2010/2011 Movement Arts

Upcoming events in Movement Arts

Portland Oregon:

January 29- Feb 26:  the balance lab is your place to explore the elements of balance and discover techniques you can use to improve your sense of balance. Five week series, Saturdays 11:30 am – 12:45 pm. Learn more: http://balanceandcoordination.wordpress.com/the-balance-lab/

Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 17:

Vital Human is a monthly Community Clinic to introduce the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education. Low-fee sessions offered, held in NE Portland, third Sunday of each month. Learn more at http://www.vitalhuman.org/ Also see: http://wp.me/PlSfg-2r

March 26-27, 2011: Aikido Seminar with Howard Popkin Sensei (Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu) at Budo Dojo – Beaverton Aikikai, Oregon: http://www.BudoDojo.com

Ongoing classes:

Wednesdays and Fridays: Gentle Yoga classes at Potentials Yoga Studio, 9.30am -10.45am:http://www.potentialsyogastudio.com/services/YogaClasses.html

Momentum: Conscious Movement, Soul Motion. Wheeler and Chavez offer weekly classes, workshops:  http://www.ecstaticdancers.com

Aerial Dance classes at A-Wol in NE Portland: http://www.a-woldance.org/

White Bird Dance performance schedule:http://www.whitebird.org/performances


Seattle Washington:

Every other Tuesday: West Seattle Feldenkrais Community Clinic: http://westseattlefeldenkraisclinic.blogspot.com/

Jan 28-30, 2011: Annual Advanced Aikido Intensive with Bruce Bookman. This is an opportunity for a small group of advanced students to receive three days of individualized training from Bruce Bookman Sensei: http://www.tenzanaikido.com


Port Angeles, WA:

Apr 9-10, 2011: Aikido Seminar at Port Angeles Aikikai. For more information: http://sites.google.com/site/paaikikai/Home/about

Vancouver BC:

Feb 20:  A Workshop on Walking
Ready to spice up your walk? Learn new strategies for walking with ease. This workshop will explore dynamic posture, balance, and rhythm to move you through the world.

When: Sunday, February 20, 10:00–5:00
Cost: $100
Where: Sacred Space Studio, 3574 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Contact:amandalynn@thenatureofmovement.com
http://www.thenatureofmovement.com
250.661.1887

Corvalis, Oregon:

Tuesdays, Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movementclasses, from noon until 12:45pm at the Yoga Center of Corvallis:http://yogacentercorvallis.com/index.html

Eugene Oregon:

May 27th and 29th, 2011: Aikido seminar with Apodaca Sensei and Kempling Sensei

September 23rd-25th, 2011: Seminar with Flynn Sensei

Learn more:
http://eugeneaikikai.com/events_frames.html


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Summer Movement Arts Events

Summer 2010

Sensory-motor experiences in the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education:

Portland, Oregon:

Self-regulating Aug 12, for more information visit: http://www.kimcottrell.com/upcoming.htm

Vital Human Community Clinic,  Aug 15. Low-fee introduction to the Feldenkrais Method®  Learn more at http://www.vitalhuman.org/ Also see: http://wp.me/PlSfg-2r

Bend Oregon:

Awareness Through Movement® classes on Thursdays at noon in June/July,  at Massage & Movement Therapies, 605 N.E. Savannah Drive, Suite 3, Bend, Oregon 97701. To register contact instructor: Teresa Sabo,  541.815.5292. Also see http://wp.me/PlSfg-2r

Seattle Washington:

Fitness for Living – Perspectives on Moving, Aug 16-20. Taught by Jeff Haller, GCFP, PhD. Contact Bob at bobp@umich.edu or 206-979-6297

Vancouver BC:

Awareness Through Movement® Classes in June/July with
Amanda Lynn Halldorson, mandalynnmoon@gmail.com,
Wednesdays 6-7pm at
Sacred Space Studio, 604.307.5739
3574 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6R 1N8
http://www.sacredspacestudio.ca/3/Home.html

Aikido and Iaido Seminars

Portland, Oregon:

Didier, Boyet Sensei, Birankai Shihan, from Tokyo Japan teaches aikido and iaido, June 18-20, at Portland Aikikai. Learn more: http://www.portlandaikikai.com/news.cfm

View the flyer here: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/157778/828d890e37/95000974/01c02c60c7/

Bend, Oregon:

Mitsuo Tasaka Shihan from Kumano Juku dojo , Shingu, Japan teaches aikido  August 7 & 8. Co-hosted. For more information call 541.306.8711 or visit: http://www.aikidoofbend.org/aikidoofbend.org/Seminar.html

Seattle, WA:

Aikido and Jiu-jitsu camps for kids in August; Aikido intensive with Yahe Solomon Sensei for adults September 24-26. Learn more: http://www.tenzanaikido.com/seminar.htm#yahe

Aikido introductory series for Adults at Emerald City Aikidoi: http://www.emeraldcityaikido.com/

Vancouver BC:

Y. Yamada Shihan, 8th Dan,  teaches aikido in Vancouve, B.C., Canada – October 8th, 9th and 10th, 2010, hosted by Vancouver West Aikikai. Seminar location  is Coal Harbor Community Centre, 480 Broughton Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada. For more information visit: http://vancouverwestaikikai.com/events.html

Dance and Play

Portland Oregon:

Pendulum Aerial Arts performance: High Art at the Portland Art Museum Aug 19-22. http://www.pendulumaerialarts.org/perf.htm

Aerial without limits! Dance classes for adults and teens at A-Wol in NE Portland. Ongoing classes, Summer camp. http://www.a-woldance.org/

Bodyvox dance classes. Kids: Dance classes June 19- Aug 26 and dance camp June 21- July 2 .  Adults: Jazz, Ballet, Stretch Appeal: http://www.bodyvox.com/

Play After Play at the Brooklyn Bay, June 5-20: http://eepurl.com/xlC3

Momentum: Conscious Movement, Soul Motion. Wheeler and Chavez offer weekly classes, workshops. Learn more: http://www.ecstaticdancers.com

Contemporary dance, contact improv. Ongoing classes and special workshops at Conduit: http://www.conduit-pdx.org

Seattle Washington:

August 1-8, 2010 is the annual Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI), featuring classes, jams, performances and discussions with local, national and international dance artists. The event supports innovative dance research, education and performance. For more information about Dance Art Group/ Movement Arts Research visit: http://www.danceartgroup.org/

Multiple arts and cross pollination

July 1-4: Retreat at Ancient Arts Center: Explore the practice of Aikido, Tai Chi Chuan and Feldenkrais Method® Awareness Through Movement® lessons in combination with some of the skills our ancestors used to survive including wild foods, natural building methods, basic fire-making, fiber and stone technologies. Taught by Darrell Bluhm and Margaret Mathewson. Held in Alsea Oregon. Learn more: http://www.ancientartscenter.com/about/

Sept. 23-26 : Art Moves
Re-Invent yourself with Fiber Artist and Feldenkrais® practitioner Sheila Filan of Ashland. Invigorate your artistic mind and get those creative juices flowing with many projects designed to open the flow of new ideas and inspirations. At the same time, we will use the Feldenkrais method to relax, realign, and strengthen our connection to our bodies. This is a retreat for all levels and body types. It is not strenuous. Location: Ancient Arts Center in Alsea Oregon ancientartscenter.com


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Opportunities in Movement Arts

May 2010

May  7-9: Aikido and Iaido Seminar with Daniel Kempling Sensei in Eugene Oregon. Registration info at Eugene Aikikai

Through May 15  in Bend Oregon: Awareness Through Movement® classes on Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00a.m, at Massage & Movement Therapies, 605 N.E. Savannah Drive, Suite 3, Bend, Oregon 97701. To register contact instructor: Teresa Sabo,  541.815.5292. Also see http://wp.me/PlSfg-2r

May 16:  Community Clinic to experience the Feldenkrais Method® in Portland Oregon. Learn more at http://www.vitalhuman.org/ Also see: http://wp.me/PlSfg-2r

May 25:  Aikido guest instructor in Portland for one night only, Tautahcho Sensei from the Santa Ynez Valley California. He is Senior instructor of the Muhu Dojo at Spirit Pine Sanctuary   Tautahcho Sensei comes from quite a different style of training, and the exposure will be a tremendous benefit to all of us. Multnomah Aikikai will host him as guest instructor May 25. More details: https://movementarts.wordpress.com/calendar/aikido/

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Upcoming events in the movement arts

Aikido events  in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

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March 2010

27-28 Seminar with Elmer Tancinco Sensei at Eugene Aikikai

27-28 Daito Ryu Aikijutsu Seminar with H. Popkin Sensei at Budo Dojo: http://www.budodojo.com/

April 2010

9-10 Yamada Sensei at Puget Sound Aikikai, Seattle WA: http://www.pugetsoundaikikai.org/

24  Aikido seminar with Daniel Kempling, Sensei at Aikido Takayama, BC Canada: http://www.aikidotakayama.com/events.html

25  Portland Area Aikido dojos gather for the  Annual Friendship Seminar on Sunday April 25th. This year’s hosting dojo is Budo Dojo of Beaverton Oregon. No fees charged, but this event is a benefit for the Oregon Food Bank. For more information visit:
http://www.budodojo.com/

April 30-May 2  Seminar with Bethiaume Sensei at Two Rivers Aikikai, Portland OR: http://www.2rivers.org/event.htm

May ’10

02  Seminar with Bethiaume Sensei at Two Rivers Aikikai, Portland OR: http://www.2rivers.org/event.htm

07-09 Aikido and Iaido Seminar with Daniel Kempling Sensei at Eugene Aikikai

June ’10

July ’10

01-04 Martial Movement/Traditional Life Skills seminar retreat with D. Bluhm Shihan and M. Mathewson Sensei at Ancient Arts Center

Sep ’10

11-12  Bokken and jyo weapons seminar with Mike Flynn Shihan at Eugene Aikikai

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:

http://www.bodyvox.com/calendar/2010-01

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:

http://www.originalplaynorthwest.org/

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

http://www.originalplay.com/

www.originalplay.eu,

www.originalplaynorthwest.org.


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:

http://www.coreawareness.com/workshops/psoas-workshop-portland-or/