Body Weather Laboratory

Ongoing Training: Body Weather Laboratory Training workshops
Wednesday 10 am – 1pm and Sunday 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm
at Electric Lodge – 1416 Electric Ave  Venice, CA 90291

Body Weather Laboratory (BWL) a research forum open to anyone interested in investigating expression through the body within different environments. A demanding attitude toward a thorough reexamination of the body and movement is a main theme in all the aspects of the training.
M.B. – Rigorous mind/body, muscle/bone training; rhythmical and dynamic.
Manipulations – A series of specific stretching and relaxation exercises concerned with breathing and alignment. The work is done in couples, exchanging passive and active roles.
Workshop – Explorations designed to sharpen focus and develop the scope of expression through the body. The work encompasses sensitivity training and discovery of movement from images.

Intensive BWL workshops (often incorporating nature and wilderness) have become an integral part of the development of the group and serve to introduce the work to newcomers. In integrating the environment with dance, the dancers become prepared for the sensitivity necessary for site-specific performance.

Previous workshops and residencies include:
UCLA, USC, California State University, Los Angeles; Scripps College, Pomona, CA; Trinity College, Dance Theater of Ireland, Ireland; Evergreen College, Washington; Art Center, Pasadena CA.; Taos NM, Electric Lodge, Venice, Anna Halprin’s Mountain Home, Marin Co. CA, University of Cape town, South Africa. The Place, London UK. PassePartout, Utrecht Holland. Yugoslavia -Szubotica (south Serbia, Vojvodina region),
Brussels Belgium, La Pommerie, France.