Bodies of Knowledge

Schedule Saturday, March 18th | 9:30am – 8pm

Doors open at 9:10am

Opening Circle: 9:30 – 10am

Part I: 10am – 12:30

Awakening the Bodies taught by Gisela Creus

In this intensive we will look at the set of bodies that bond and relate vibrating in constant motion. During the sessions Gisela will propose focused exercises to awaken the physical body, the curious body, the creative and expressive body. We will explore their interdependence and how we can use them to develop a more aware and empowered presence.

These movement sessions are a space to meet again. A space that seeks the reconnection of a global body, open, expansive, expressive, complete and available for constant change. A space where we can enter and risk discovering new limits and dimensions. A space where we can understand the immense possibilities and their presences in relation to the environment. We will use improvisations, explorations and also guided phrases so that the physical, mental, energetic and vital body can develop and listen to its own changing voice.

Lunch/ Snack Break: 12:30 – 1:30pm

Please bring food and drink.

Part II: 1:30 – 4:00pm

The Thinking Body taught by Stephanie Turner

How do we stay flexible in our bodies and our thinking? A partner is one of the most reliable challenges we can introduce to our improvisational movement when we are training responsivity. In this class we will research responsivity in the body while in dynamic relationship to our attention. The quality and actions of our thoughts and attention have an impact on our movement and our relationship to the people and things around us. Our attention has habits just like our bodies do, so it seems important that we find playful ways to practice this part of our experience. We will explore attention and thoughts as a dance of its own, as an act of creation, as playful antagonist to our movement as it paces, challenges and supports the body while in motion. This class includes principles and practices from contact improvisation, somatic education and contemporary dance and performance technique. It will include physical touch and weight sharing.

Dinner Break: 4:00 – 6:00pm

Please bring food and drink or enjoy a local restaurant.

Part III: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Improvisation Jam with Live Music by Will Farrell



The workshop will be held at The Barn, located at 130 Jacob Street in Seekonk, MA. Just 10 minutes outside of Providence. The Barn is a beautiful studio with heated wood floors overlooking 25 acres of beautiful farmland. There is parking in the driveway right next to the dance space.


This Intensive is taught by Gisela Creus (right) contemporary dance choreographer and teacher currently based in Barcelona, Spain and Stephanie Turner (left) contact improvisation and contemporary choreographer and teacher based in Brooklyn, CT.


Step 1 – Email

Please email with your full name, email address and tell us a little bit about your movement background.

Step 2 – Payment

Full Day Workshop $115 Regular Rate

Jam Only (6 – 8pm) $15

Bodies of Knowledge