July 28 – 29, 2018
Muna Tseng (Hong Kong/USA)
Acclaimed dancer-choreographer Muna Tseng leads a weekend workshop “Moving Like a Cloud”. Inspired by the Chinese concept of chi (life force) and Muna’s contemporary dance work, we will enjoy a delicious and sensuous way of moving.
No previous movement or dance experience is necessary, the workshop is open to everyone. Please wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely and bring walking shoes for the outdoor activities. Please also bring a journal and a piece of music on CD, USB stick or Bluethooth.
Saturday, July 28
10.00 – 11.00 arrival, registration, settling in
11.00 – 13.00
We begin with standing meditation, to integrate the breath and full dimension of the body with breath and flow through all the joints and bone architecture. Muna teaches ancient Chinese chigong exercises to experience our bodies in an organic way and open our meridians of chi or energy, undoing places of tension and static holding.
15.30 – 17.30
Creative session – we will go on a nature walk and gather materials to make a personal altar or sacred space. Each participant will have quiet time to explore individual movement and make up a movement phrase as a ritual for the altar, to remember a person, or as a pure abstract movement experience. With the group, we have the option to share our individual movement phrase, or a story, or a piece of music.
20.00 – 21.00
Self-massage will be taught in a circle, followed by a group meditation – imagination ritual led by Muna.
Sunday, July 29
We will repeat a standing meditation and expand the chi-gong exercises from Saturday morning session to make the exercises more familiar for home application. Q&A and comment session will conclude the workshop.
Muna Tseng, Hong Kong born, educated in Canada, founded Muna Tseng Dance Projects in New York in 1984, lives and works in New York. She has choreographed and performed in over 30 works, collaborated with world-class composers, directors, and artists in New York City seasons and on tour in USA, Europe and Asia. An adaptation of her piece “The Pink” was performed as part of the NYYD festival at the Von Krahl Theatre in Estonia in 1995. Awards include a Bessie: New York Dance & Performance Award; repeat Choreographic Fellowships from National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and has been honored as “An Artist of National Merit” from Smithsonian Institution and for “Distinguished Service in the Arts” from New York City Council President.
140 EUR includes workshop fee, meals and housing (transfer to Polli Talu and international travel not included)