Cocréa Fusion Dance - Weekend Workshop in Western Mass

Montague, MA, USA

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Sarah Monette
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Apr 27 - 29, 2018
Group size: 12-40
Cocréa Fusion Dance - Weekend Workshop in Western Mass
Montague, MA, USA

Sarah Monette
  • Facebook verified
2 reviews

$120
Apr 27 - 29, 2018
Group size: 12-40

About this trip

What if you could convey your experience with music to another using your body and your dance as a conduit for the music to move through?

COCRÉA is an improvisational partner dance practice for developing presence, opening gateways to creativity, empowering mindful leaders and followers and generating authentic connection in relationship.

In this weekend workshop facilitators will guide participants into an experiential embodiment practice based in the forms of many of the world’s social partner dance techniques, while inviting and allowing an easeful flow of ideas to emerge through listening and responding to the moment. Familiar techniques woven together in this practice include contact improvisation, blues, tango, ecstatic dance, fusion, and more! As we hone this dynamic, kinetic toolbox, we emphasize connection, communication and presence between two people within a community of others. Allowing intuition and feeling to guide the partnership, their centers and frames to support it, Cocréa celebrates our ability to embody profound joy through being in a body moving in harmony with another body.

Weaving the threads of collaboration, cross-pollination and consciousness, the practice focuses on how dance can enhance and expand relationships into a deeply connected, honest and powerful tool for personal, interpersonal and collective transformation.

▬ FUSION DANCE WEEKEND WORKSHOP ▬

Goals of Instruction
* Give you empowerment to enter into partnership confidently on any dance floor regardless of musical genre.
* Provide a context for you to connect in a positive, supportive and mutually enjoyable manner.
* Expand your movement vocabulary by guiding you through a progressive curriculum.
* Gain greater body awareness and sensitivity – both physical and emotional – to your partner.

Benefits
* Develop mindfulness and deeper body awareness.
* Open gateways to your creative mind.
* Exercise confidence in all your interactions.
* Learn and practice valuable consent tools for being in integrity in all your interactions.
* Nurture authentic, compassionate and intimate connections to those with whom you relate.
* Create calm in your life through engaging mirror neurons and offering your body the touch it needs without expectations, attachments or entanglements.

A few of the concepts Cocréa workshops explore:
* Spinaesthesia – Jedi musicality. Sensing music as movement in your body.
* Conversational dance – blurring the line between lead and follow.
* Polarity in partnership – dancing with non-duality in all the places along the spectrum.
* Technique – dancing sustainably, setting yourself up for a lifetime of dancing.
* Radical Presence – being aware of everything that’s happening in your body, with your partner and the space around you, all of the time, no matter what.

Please join us for a weekend of rich development in dance and authentic relating!

▬ DATES AND TIMES ▬

Fri. Apr 27th - Sun. 29th, 2018
Fri (7-10), Sat (10-6), Sun (2-6)

*** Also this weekend with be Western Mass's very first I-Opener Ecstatic Dance!!! In collaboration with Dance Spirit this will be an epic Sunday morning event (10am - 12:30pm) taking place at the Montague Reatreat Center before the afternoon Cocréa session. Workshop attendees will get a discount to attend the dance and can practice their new skills! ***

This will be a full weekend with three days of workshop sessions building on each other. No housing on-site. Nearby accommodations available through AirB&B and local friend stays.

▬ LOCATION ▬

Montague Retreat Center

Nestled in the hills of western Massachusetts on 34 acres of gardens, orchards, pastures and woods, Montague Retreat Center borders thousands of acres of wildlife management area. A state-of-the-art barn with geo-thermal heating and cooling, bamboo floors, exposed beams and soaring ceilings.

Turn up West Chestnut Hill Rd off North Leverette Rd, then follow around to the left onto Ripley Rd, parking strait head or up the hill.

Nourishment: snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the weekend. No meals served. Please bring a lunch Saturday and Sunday (if you plan to come to I-Opener & then stay for the afternoon workshop). Nearby eating options include the Leverett Village Coop and the Bookmill. If sufficient interest we may place a large lunch order for delivery.

▬ RESOURCE EXCHANGE ▬

$95 Early Bird Registration (until March 5th)
$120 - $140 - $160 Regular Registration Sliding Scale

Both singles and partners welcome. Space is limited.
Registration to be linked soon... be sure to reserve your spot!

▬ FACILITATOR ▬

Wren LaFeet
A dancer in the Fusion social partner dance movement since it began, Wren’s journey of discovery began at the tender age of 15. Fueled by his curiosity around sexuality, the natural world and an awareness of “something” bigger than himself or anything he could see, his devotion to love has been his guiding light, and partner dance the method of his understanding. After a rigorous dance training at The Branson School, followed by a BA in Drama and Dance at University of Washington, and four years unsuccessfully cutting his teeth in the Seattle entertainment industry, his work truly came alive when he discovered the Gene Keys and Beloved community in Portland and gained a holographic overview of humanity, and his own wacky self. In working somatically with the contemplation work of the Gene Keys and intuitively through listening to body language and his own felt sense, Wren has enabled countless students to dance with joy, helped free insights locked in the body and even assisted in the healing of chronic disease. Wren’s goal is to help guide people into right relationship with the moment; to listen fully and respond appropriately to what is being called for in service to the highest good of all involved.

Wren is an author in the published work, “Reinhabiting the Village,” and a TEDx speaker, a certified Danyasa™ inspired yoga instructor and Skills for Change coach in training.

▬ ORGANIZER ▬

Sarah Monette
Sarah is a facilitator of Authentic Relating and ecstatic dance events throughout the Northeast and beyond! She travels the world hosting workshops, supporting events, and DJ'ing. Her collaborative venture...Nexus - Expression, Dance, Production, Connection... promotes collective and personal expression through ecstatic movement, interactive art, authentic relating and introspective engagement. She's passionate about dance, full expression in movement, and is beyond delighted to bring Wren's relational wisdom and talented guidance to the Western Mass community!

Learn more about her projects:
Synthesis Connection - Authentic Relating
Nexus - Amherst Ecstatic Dance
DJ Journey Weaver

▬ CONNECT ▬

To learn more about Cocréa check out their website athttp://nomaddance.com/home

And to keep up with further offerings in the Valley follow our Page Nexus - Expression, Dance, Production, Connection
and join our Group Nexus Community

Contact Sarah Monette via FB Msgr with any further questions.
or email journey@nexusexpressions.com

Excited to dance with you!!!

Available Packages

Early Bird Registration

Weekend workshop of Cocréa Dance Instruction and Practice

Fri (7-10)

Sat (10-6)

Sun (2-6)


Available until March 5th

Available until Mar 16th
$95
Regular Registration - Low Income

Weekend workshop of Cocréa Dance Instruction and Practice

Fri (7-10)

Sat (10-6)

Sun (2-6)

$120
Regular Registration

Weekend workshop of Cocréa Dance Instruction and Practice

Fri (7-10)

Sat (10-6)

Sun (2-6)

$140
Karma Kings & Queens Registration

Weekend workshop of Cocréa Dance Instruction and Practice

Fri (7-10)

Sat (10-6)

Sun (2-6)


Much gratitude for your support!!

$160
$120

Regular Registration - Low Income

Who’s Going

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SM
Sarah Monette
2 reviews
Traveler, DJ, Facilitator, catalyst :) Leading Authentic Relating events both local and abroad, co-creating ecstatic dances and DJing around the world, always learning, growing, supporting, inspiring and living/loving life to it's fullest!

Reviews

We had a great time, met some really awesome like-minded people, enjoyed great food with very comfortable accommodations.
Organizers did a great job creating an open and inclusive space for a group of strangers to connect in. Highly recommended!!