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Online Series: Movement Ritual and Dance Explorations: Awakening Support and Vitality for Spring with Joy Cosculluela

  • 3 Apr 2023
  • 24 Apr 2023
  • Online

As we enter into spring, we’ll explore movement pathways structured around the pelvis to enliven and encourage a sense of support and vitality.

Presented by Tamalpa Institute

“Imagine how exciting and alive you would be if your kinesthetic sense were to be heightened and cultivated beyond its present consciousness.” – Anna Halprin

As we enter into spring, we’ll explore movement pathways structured around the pelvis to enliven and encourage a sense of support and vitality.


What can our pelvis tell us about being grounded, flowing, and enlivened in life and art? Working with Anna’s Halprin somatic approach, we set aside time and space for ourselves, to relax the body-mind, to tune in to sensations, and explore pathways that connect the pelvis to other parts of our body. Our focus is on expanding our kinesthetic sense and generating creativity. By paying attention to how we move, we awaken our aliveness, enjoy our vitality and carry our dances into daily life. Through the tools of the Life-Art Process, we become aware of our physical, emotional, and mental responses, and we integrate our experience through drawing and writing.

No dance experience needed, only a willingness to explore! Please have a comfortable space to move, and drawing and writing materials on hand.

To get the most out of this online series, please prepare a comfortable space to move in with access to your online device. Also, have art supplies ready at hand for drawing activities, and paper and pen for journaling and creative writing exercises.

Please note: Tamalpa does not record nor permit the recording of any classes or workshops due to the sensitive and sometimes vulnerable nature of the work, and to protect student privacy.

Joy Cosculluela, RSME, MFA, CMT is a performing artist, choreographer, bodyworker, and somatic movement educator. Joy is a Filipino immigrant working with themes of belonging, identity, home. She is artistic director of Wayfinding Performance Group, a multicultural group of artists in San Francisco and has presented numerous works in various venues. She has performed with Anna Halprin & The Sea Ranch Collective (Seasons, Spirit of Place, Parades and Changes). She continues to find joy and inspiration through collaborations with various Bay Area artists (Diana Lara, Christine Germaine, Laurie Buenafe, Stacey Goodman, and many more). Joy is director of Performance Lab SF, where she offers classes to encourage creativity and is also co-director of EAR to the Ground Productions, an organization that holds street performances in response to current events. Joy holds a Master’s in Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and is core faculty at Tamalpa Institute.

Date: Mondays, April 3, 10, 17, 24

Times: 10 am – 11:30 am Pacific Time


Cost: $70 for the series


Registration link:

1321 Antoine Dr.
Houston, TX 77055


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