Class is open to all, no previous movement experience required.
Carrie Ahern is looking for people interested in participating in an exploration of physical practices that open up awareness to the body as a site and source of knowledge. She is looking to go beyond a goal oriented, “fitness” approach to an appreciation of simply sensing the body and its potentialities. This ability to become intimate with the current state of our bodies and minds can act as an antidote to what Nietzsche calls the “de-sensualization and over-sensitization” of modern life.
The class will combine movement, touch, interaction and play. The group will generate written material acknowledging their personal experience. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a notebook. 90 minute class.
The class is free, but the cost of the rehearsal space will be split among the participants. Wed 6-7:30 pm, October 1, 8, 15, and 22.
Please write to Carrie by September 15th to reserve your place in this class: carrie AT carrieahern DOT com.
The Nietzsche Circle has invited choreographer Carrie Ahern to create a dance interpretation of Thus Spoke Zarathustra to premiere in Spring 2009. Carrie Ahern and Yunus Tuncel from the Nietzsche Circle have been working on the project since September 2007.
Carrie Ahern has taught various forms of movement to those ranging in age from 4 to 91. She has taught Pilates and yoga for the past eight years, specializing in well-rounded classes with a focus on alignment and breathing. She was on the faculty of the Kane School for Core Integration for 6 years, a school renowned for its advanced anatomy and biomechanics, as well as the only Pilates program in NYC that teaches touch. Carrie has taught dance in the NYC public schools, improvisation at the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, and movement for actors at the School for Film and Television. Her choreography for her contemporary dance company, Carrie Ahern Dance, has recently been called, “striking and original” by The New Yorker. Her work has been presented in NYC by Danspace Project, Works-and-Process at the Guggenheim, Dixon Place, P.S.122, Dance New Amsterdam and Brooklyn Arts Exchange; nationally at Baltimore Theatre Project and Danceworks (Milwaukee); and internationally in Paris and at the Avignon Festival Off.
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