Potency Through Uncertainty: A Feldenkrais® Workshop

with Fritha Pengelly and Sarah Young

Programming category: 
November 19, 2016 - 10:00am - 5:30pm

This workshop will explore the ways in which as we learn and experiment we develop stable patterns of behavior based on our engagement with the environment. These patterns of being in the world allow us to function successfully, and, in turn, our patterns and habits shape our experiences.

While habits serve important functions, we can also get stuck in these learned behaviors that limit further growth and potential. Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement lessons provide opportunities to move beyond one’s own habits and to discover new possibilities for movement and choice, creating more potency within oneself. This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the unknown and to experience variation and diversity in movement, so as to develop new potential within oneself. No previous experience necessary. 

Photo by Aurore Biry

Tuition (tiered for accessibility)
Professional: $85
Full:                $75
Subsidized:   $65

Overnight Stay (Saturday night, includes self-serve dinner & breakfast)
Earthdance Dorm: $30
Camping: $25

 

 

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The Professional Rate is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Professional Rate level also helps us offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend.

 

The Full Rate is for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Earthdance operating costs.

 

The Subsidized Rate is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge.

 
Faculty
Sarah Young

Sarah Young is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Teacher , dancer, and current director of Earthdance Creative Living Project in Plainfield, Massachusetts.

As a performer, Sarah has worked most closely with dance makers Hilary Easton, Steven Koplowitz, Jill Sigman, Ann Robideaux, Alexx Shilling, David Dorfman, and Nancy Stark Smith. She was a member of the Treehouse Shakers, bringing modern dance and storytelling to young audiences, and assisted Dana Salisbury's Dark Dining Projects. Her own work has been shown at various small venues throughout NYC. She has enjoyed numerous dance festivals and countless Contact Improvisation jams. Her ongoing curiosity of movement and desire to learn from an injury led her to study The Feldenkrais Method. She was a student of the Feldenkrais Practitioners' Training Program NY5, under the direction of David Zemach-Bersin.

Sarah is a Wisconsin native and studied dance and international arts at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she received a Ford Foundation Fellowship to study indigenous dance in Zimbabwe. Through these studies, Sarah founded Flying Art, an international exchange of art among youth. From 2008-10, she served as a Peace Corps .Volunteer in Morocco, collaborating to develop women's weaving associations in the High Atlas Mountains 

Fritha Pengelly

Fritha Pengelly is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® based in Northampton, MA. She graduated from the Feldenkrais Professional Training Program at the Feldenkrais Institute of NY where she studied with director David Zemach-Bersin, Sheryl Field, Anna Johnson, Aliza Stewart, Arlyn Zones, Ruty Bar, Deborah Bowes, and Elizabeth Beringer. She has also had the pleasure of studying with Dr. Jeff Haller, and is currently enrolled in Dr. Haller’s Feldenkrais graduate program IOPS. Fritha Pengelly has over 30 years of dance and movement experience, and has been a certified Pilates instructor since 2002. She spent seven years (1994-2001) performing and teaching nationally and internationally as a member of the New York City-based Doug Elkins Dance Company, serving as co-rehearsal director from 2000-2001. In addition to her work with the Elkins Company, Fritha has performed with The Chamber Dance Company, David Neumann, and Wire Monkey Dance. Her dances have been performed at several venues in New York City, The Five Colleges in Massachusetts, Northampton, Darien Arts Center (CT), Seattle (WA), Omaha (NE), and at the Inside/Out Series at Jacob’s Pillow. Fritha received her M.F.A. in dance with a focus on anatomy and physiology from the University of Washington and has taught as a visiting artist at Hampshire College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Bennington College, North Carolina School of the Arts, Wake Forest University, and Springfield College.

 

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