MBDance Artistic Director, Maria Bauman-Morales, is offering Renew & Restore classes. This Weds 4/17 3-4:30pm and Mon 4/29 5-6:30pm at Brooklyn Arts Exchange! The classes are $16 drop-in and there one-on-one sessions available from $60-$40, sliding scale.
ABOUT THE CLASS: “With Renew and Restore, Maria creates time and context to slow down and to experience restoration within a capitalist climate which is depleting all of us. Drawing upon her background in partnered stretching and in designing and implementing movement experiences for people of all ages and levels of comfort in their bodies, she offers safe tools for muscle ease and lengthening and greater breath awareness. Participants relieve tension, increase flexibility, release stashed energy in the body, and take in the caring energy of the group—leaning on one another literally and figuratively for greater release than is possible alone. This workshop is all gender-inclusive, gender presentation-inclusive, age-inclusive, and body positive; people of all body types and levels of experience are welcome.”
One of Maria’s concerns with ‘dying and dying and dying,’ a performance work she shared at Gibney last September, is our dwindling opportunity for rest, stillness, and renewal in the United States given increasing globalization and the commodification of almost everyone and everything. Hence, Renew and Restore: a time for us to partner up, slow down, stretch, and breathe.”
Photo by Scott Shaw