Shadow specializes in projects and workshops focused on presence, self-awareness and subtle interactions, based on the physical and energy principles of taijiquan, and our natural link to Nature. She works with energy, natural sounds, bodies and minds in open-minded and experimental ways.
Body Work Exchange Space
Shadow is the artistic director of the xplore Body Work Exchange / Massage Space.
MIND AND BODY AWAKENING
We will propose simple exercises based on the following principles:
- becoming fully conscious of one’s own presence, as well as of the effects of a shared presence with a partner,
- experimenting and observing how the presence of a neutral ‘witness’ affects the interactions of the dyad, with and without physical contact
For this exploration we will guide the you into a light naturally-induced modified state of consciousness. You will retain full awareness, ensuring boundaries and individual integrity are respected at all times. We’ll propose interactions such as moving and feeling one’s movement, as well as the other’s (when witnessing), using touch and breathing, possibly exploring spontaneous sounds, etc. We’ll then go more in depth into two main directions, and the workshop will be slightly different everyday, so that you can come every day if you like, and experiment with something different each time:
- a ‘caring’ perspective, by providing easy tools and techniques which can later be used freely within the Bodywork/Massage Exchange space during the whole duration of xplore.
- a ‘play’ perspective, by means of experimenting with consensual and intuitive physical stimulation to end the workshop on a climactic note. This may also inspire the participants to enjoy their xplore experience as a whole from an enhanced starting point.
time: Friday & Saturday & Sunday / 11:00 – 12:30 / in the BODY WORK EXCHANGE / MASSAGE SPACE