Fires of Transformation Tour: Portland, OR – Slow, Saucy and Sacred

about this event

What will you dance into existence from the glowing embers of that which is ready to burn?

In the wake of heartbreak, of death, comes grief, and ultimately, rebirth. Living through this time of global transition takes courage, presence and vulnerability. Humility in our speech and interactions is crucial, and holding compassion through it all, a must. 

Join Wren LaFeet in a transformational dance journey across the United States, through the fires of Burning Man, those of his breaking heart fresh from the end of a potent 7 year relationship, the west coast of his home and the many dwelling places of those in the 2022 Cocréa Facilitator Training program nearing it’s completion.

Each stop along the way will be a unique movement offering inspired by the moment and the emergent, intuitive intelligence of those gathered. 

The body of work Wren carries, COCRÉA, is a collaborative embodiment practice co-founded by Wren and Antje Schaefer. As an improvisational, embodied movement practice for developing presence, opening gateways to creativity, empowering mindful leaders and followers and generating authentic connection in relationship, it stands as a beacon in society for those seeking a more unitive and connected experience of life.

Weaving the threads of permaculture, mindfulness, embodiment and emergent leadership, the practice focuses on inviting, allowing, acclimating and relaxing into ever deepening levels of listening. Blending partner dance techniques, solo movement, somatic attunement and intimacy practices, and luscious soundtracks, facilitators craft containers imbued with trust and permission enabling dancers to enter into flow state within a safer, brave space.

In this practice, we see the possibility to enhance and elevate the realm of somatic human relating into a deeply connected, honest and powerful tool for transformation and cultivation of a humanity in pristine coherence with our planet and all life.

In these evening length and day-long workshops, Wren 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 blues, fusion, tango, contact improvisation 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.

SLOW SAUCY & SACRED

Well connected partners listen to one another, and attempt to meet each other’s bodies with their own energy and skill. When you’re with a well-connected partner, they will not only meet you where you are physically, or even musically, but they will meet you where you are emotionally and energetically.  

This 3-hour workshop in collaboration with DRIP, will be a saucy exploration of micro-technique. Navigating the intimacy of close embrace with respect and honoring of boundaries, responding with precision and flowing between initiation (lead) and response (follow). 

Learn ways to read each other’s energy systems, listen to subtle cues in the field, and create intentional pauses. -Learn to slow things down so you can attune to the richness available in creating Lingering, Dynamic Tension, Mystery, Delayed Gratification, Pulsation, Melting.  

The world of micro-dance is a form of magic.

It relies on a delicate interplay of trust and surrender. Our intention is to listen deeper than we ever have. We will create an in tentional container that prioritizes participants safety so that every body can feel comfortable and excited to be exploring and inviting more pleasure in their dance with the Other

“Life Offers no Guarantees”

MOST TOUR OFFERINGS ARE DONATION BASED. 

Suggested: $60-$100

No one turned away for lack of funds

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COVID: In looking at the current trends, masks are encouraged and welcome. Eyes will be kept on rates as date of the event approaches. No testing or vaccine requirements at this time.