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.
FUSE & FLOW
Learn groove based partnering techniques that allow for freedom of personal expression and connection to the music while playing within a partnered connection.
Explore movement ideas inspired by American vernacular jazz dances, hip-hop and salsa, hone and refine essential partnering techniques like frame, tone and momentum and inertia, all within the Cocréa ethos of moving towards deeper, intimate community with consent and unitive intent.
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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.