Projects in Motion - Functional Movement as Creative Practice

6-8 April 2018

White River Junction, Verm, United States

Ruth Douthwright

opendoorwrj@gmail.com

www.opendoorworkshop.com

Projects in Motion: Exploring Functional Movement as Creative Practice
A workshop intensive with Ruth Douthwright and Erin Godfrey

Price: Whole weekend: $325. ( Early bird discount $275- register before March 1, 2018)
Date: April 6-8th, 2018
Time: Friday 5:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 9am-12pm
Instructors: Ruth Douthwright and Erin Godfrey

Acknowledging the moving body as living landscape requires adaptation and innovation when applying movement principles. Functional movement necessitates a creative approach in practice in order to respect individual physicality and diverse training aims. In this workshop intensive we will investigate principles of movement found in rolling, crawling, standing, walking and dancing. Utilizing creative practices in listening, sensitivity, and innovation to improve and refine alignment for dynamic movement situations. You can expect guided improvisation, repeating loops and bits of phrase work. 


Erin and Ruth are informed by many movement modalities with a shared interest in experiential and theoretical research for functional dynamics applied to dancing, sports, yoga, fitness and everyday pedestrian practices of walking, sitting, standing etc..

PROJECTS IN MOTION is an ongoing collaboration between Ruth Douthwright and Erin Godfrey. A platform for movement research, education and artistic practice.

Ruth Douthwright is a dance artist and movement educator. For over a decade Ruth has been a teacher of the Axis Syllabus offering individual and group movement workshops and dance trainings and is a guest teacher in Dance and Movement Research Projects Internationally. Graduate from École de danse contemporaine de Montréal with parallel studies in Body Mind Centering, Continuum and Voice. Continued studies at Laban UK, Min Tanaka The Body Weather Farm and Noh Theatre - Kyoto Arts Centre. Ongoing research and performance projects with Ecological Bodying - Kevin O’Connor. Ruth is a London Artist in Residence working as an educator and mentor and performs with PDA. 

Erin Godfrey is a movement educator, speaker and researcher. She began her career as a ballet dancer, studying with the National Ballet School of Canada, followed by studies in Anatomy and Kinesiology at George Brown College. Additional studies include Meditation, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Developmental Movement, Pilates, Personal Training, Wellness coaching, Anatomy Trains, Contact Improvisation and Axis Syllabus. Erin's teaching is informed by her research of the human body as a natural system for movement. She works with a wide range of students, including those with serious injuries, chronic conditions, new mothers, seniors, dancers and elite athletes, specializing in injury recovery and movement training for health and performance.Erin has owned several studios in Toronto and has been teaching movement and healthful living practices for over 17 years. www.eringodfrey.com