The OffCenter presents
BODY WEATHER LABORATORY
with Sherwood Chen
@ [* *]! SPACE –
San Francisco, CA 94117
Four consecutive MONDAYS
6:30p – 9:30p
November 28 thru December 19
BODY WEATHER LABORATORY is kinesthetic and movement research initiated by dancer/farmer and improvisateur Min Tanaka, and further developed by exponents worldwide. This comprehensive movement training offers open and incisive investigations to challenge physical limits and scale, evoke sense memory, and rigorously re-examine the body as a dynamic, transformative environment.
This workshop includes:
* rhythmic, rigorous line training for mind and body
* sensory exercises to develop kinesthetic awareness
* partnered movement research, breathing and stretching
* developing imagery within the body
Drop-ins welcome and advised to hit the ground running.
$70 for all four classes
$20 single class/drop in
To register contact Jorge at Jorge@theoffcenter.org
Wear clothing to move in, and as needed, an extra change of training clothes.
SHERWOOD CHEN has worked as a performer with artists including Anna Halprin, Min Tanaka, Marina Abramovic, Ko Murobushi, Oguri, Grisha Coleman/echo::systems, Sara Shelton Mann and Do Hee Lee. In 2009, he formed dance collaborative Headmistress with choreographer Amara Tabor-Smith performing at Movement Research at Judson Church and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He has been a contributing performer to Shinichi Iova-Koga’s inkBoat since 2005. Sherwood has worked with Body Weather Laboratory training, initiated by Tanaka, since 1993, and was a resident member of Tanaka’s international performance collective Mai Juku in rural Japan. He has facilitated Body Weather Laboratory and danced with Oguri, Jamie Burris and Roxanne Steinberg in Los Angeles and leads workshops internationally. He has created solo, collaborative and group dances at venues including Theatre de L’Échangeur, PS122, Thread Waxing Space, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, Japan America Theatre and San Francisco Art Institute and the deYoung Museum.