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CONCIOUS DANCE AOTEAROA/NZ 2021 WORKSHOPS

Five days of conscious dance bliss.
 

Select from a range of amazing workshop offerings each day or choose to relax in the lush Riverside environment. This year we have a 'Green Stream' running through the festival. These workshops are indicated in green and are specifically dedicated to exploring how our embodiment practices can connect or nurture our relationship with the planet.

THURSDAY 2nd DECEMBER 2021

12:30 - 3pm: Arrive & check in between these times

3pm - 4:30pm: Karanga & Opening Ceremony: A MOVING OPENING (facilitated by Conscious Dance teachers from around Aotearoa).

5:30pm - 7pm: DINNER

6:45pm - 7:30pm: SOUND BATH (Caybin Sturgess)

7:30pm - 9:30pm: THURSDAY NIGHT SWEAT. Bring all our conscious dance styles to the floor.

FRIDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2021

7 - 7:45am: Awaken Chakras with Sun Salutation Practice (Jeanette Ida)

 

7:30 - 9am: BREAKFAST

9:30am - 12:30pm: SESSION ONE

Workshop Option One

Claire Eccleston -  Subterranean: What Lies Beneath (Midwifery / Yoga / Conscious Dance)

Workshop Option Two

Jaime Howell - To All My Relations (Open Floor / Mindfulness / Green stream)

Workshop Option Three

Rata Gordon - The Rebellious Body (Open Floor / Arts Therapy / Writing)

12:30 - 2pm: LUNCH

3 - 5pm: SESSION TWO

Workshop Option One

Sacha Paddy - Waterways (5 Rhythms / Open Floor / Green stream)

Workshop Option Two

Damara Sylvester - Uncivilise Me (Butoh / Physical Theatre)

Workshop Option Three

Jen Hyde - Dancing Democracy (Contact Improvisation / Theatre of the Oppressed / Clowning)

5:30pm - 7pm: DINNER

6:25pm - 7:30pm: Rachel Maguire - Relax, Recharge, Restore. A Qi Gong Dance with Nature (Green stream)

7:40pm - 9:10pm: Jeanette Ida - Rhythm and Prana (Yoga / Trance Dance)

SATURDAY 4th DECEMBER 2020

7 - 7:45am: Jessica Devi - Luscious Somatic Stretch with Jessica Devi (Roll out of bed and into your body with this intuitively delicious morning stretch session.)

7:30 - 9am: BREAKFAST

9:30am - 12:30pm: SESSION ONE

Workshop Option One

TBC

Workshop Option Two

Jessica Devi - This is How We Pray (Conscious Dance / Dance Movement Therapy / Contemporary Dance / Yoga)

Workshop Option Three

Laya Hawthorne - Poetics (SomaSoul / Green stream)

12:30 - 2pm: LUNCH

1:45pm - 2:30pm​: Jeanette Ida - Rest and Integrate Yogic Sleep (Yoga Nidra/Meditation/Sound Healing)

 

3 - 5pm: SESSION TWO

Workshop Option One

Jan Jeans -Strengthening our Roots ( Open Floor / Dance Movement Therapy / Green stream)

Workshop Option Two

Jacqui Chan and Rosie Walford - Dancing This Living World (Open Floor/ Eco-psychology / Green stream

Workshop Option Three

Chloe Loftus - The Goddess Array (Contact Improvisation / Somatics)

5:30pm - 7pm: DINNER

7:30 - 8pm: PERFORMANCE SHARING - Collaborative performances by the participants of today's workshops 'This is How We Pray' (Jessica Devi)

8pm - 10pm: SATURDAY NIGHT SWEAT - Bring all our conscious dance styles to the floor.

SUNDAY 5th DECEMBER 2021

7 - 8am: Kerry-Ann Stanton - Kiss the Ground You Stand On - Meditation Cycle (Open Floor / Meditation / Green stream)

7:30 - 9am: BREAKFAST

9:30am - 12:30pm: SESSION ONE

Workshop Option One

Hester Phillips - Unity In Diversity (Open Floor / Somatic Psychology)

Workshop Option Two

Andi Pitoa - Back to the Roots (CI / Mauraku / Theatre of the Oppressed / Morris Dancing / Aikido / Green stream)

Workshop Option Three

Miriam Marler - Body Weather (Somatics / Dance improvisation / Butoh / Performance / Green Stream)

12:30 - 2pm: LUNCH

1:45pm - 2:30pm​: Jeanette Ida - Rest and Integrate Yogic Sleep (Yoga Nidra / Meditation / Sound Healing)

3 - 5pm: SESSION TWO

Workshop Option One

TBC

Workshop Option Two

Sacha Paddy - Bird Medicine (5 Rhythms / Open Floor / Green stream)

Workshop Option Three

Contact Improvisation Underscore - Facilitated by Ben Bushell (Contact Improvisation)

 

5:30pm - 7pm: DINNER

6:45 - 8pm: GREEN STREAM HUI - Facilitated by Rosie Walford and Jacqui Chan, supported Geordie Jahner.

8 - 9:30pm: Caybin Sturgess - Sound Bath

MONDAY 6th DECEMBER 2021

​7:00 -7:45am: Gentle Awakening Yoga (Jeanette Ida)

7:30 - 9am: BREAKFAST

9:30am - 12:00pm: A MOVING CLOSING - Geordie Jahner (Open Floor Founding Member)

12 - 12:30pm: CLOSING CIRCLE

12:30pm - 2pm: LUNCH & Clean Up

*Timetable may be subject to variation.