|Dance studio taken from the porch during a rain shower.|
Each day includes 6-8 hours of dancing and stretching, all of the organic food you can eat, and a chance to get out of the city. The first week of June, baby birds were hatching out of nests all over the place and the first night, after a rainy downpour, the road in front of their house/barn/compound was crowded with bright pink chameleons. Maureen's stretching technique is truly unique. She uses guided imagery to open all areas of the body, arms and legs, with a focus on the sacrum and the spiraling muscles of the inner thighs. All of this works opens my body so completely, I dance differently after just three days of working with her. The imagery: smoke rings, highways, mother and child, heaven and earth are drawn from butoh technique but the elastics and presentation are entirely her own creation. And every time I go, I meet new people who are interested in the interior nature of her movement style and are drawn to exploring and deepening the experience of dance.
|Baby birds everywhere!|