YUMMY SOCIAL DANCE: The Subtle Art of Effortless Close Embrace Dancing

with Brenda Russell

Saturday November 16,11:00am-4:30pm
Doors open at 10:30
(3 class session)
Suggested Donation $15-75 ($5-$25 per class)

Pre-Registration required to get address


Vintage Blues & Jazz for enhancing any social dance, revolutionizing your fusion, and juicing up your tango. Accomplish intricate maneuvers and musical patterns with ease.  It will feel like magic!

3 class session
You may take as many as you like:
11:00-12:30pm Axis and Rotation
1:00-2:30pm Next Level Maneuvers
3:00-4:30pm Adding Rhythm

In affiliation with the Portland Blues & Jazz Dance Society

short-form fiction writing

with Wenona Kimbro

Alternating Saturdays, 3-5pm

Series 1: January 4 & 18, February 1, 15, & 29

registration open through Dec. 21

Series 2: March 14 & 28, April 11 & 25, May 9

registration open through Feb. 29

Donation: $50 per series (installment options available as needed)

This five-session course is presented in a non-competitive format with emphasis on creative support and community for all skill levels. Discussion of each student’s work will focus on identifying elements of structure and style, and on examining how these choices influence the emotional resonance of the work.

Students must submit 2-3 double-spaced pages of fiction at least one week prior to 1st meeting. Submissions may be a single complete work, multiple works of flash fiction, or an excerpt from a longer short story.

No pre-requisites to register for either or both series.

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Somatic Technologies, Archetypes & the Language of Performance

with Anet Margot Ris

Mondays 7:30 - 10:30pm (doors open at 7:00)
Jan. 6-Feb. 10
6 sessions with invitation-only showing Feb. 17

In this workshop we will develop archetypal somatic templates for facets of the Greater Feminine: Athena, Hestia, Hera, Persephone.
We will use embodiment of the elementals (water, earth, air, fire), activation of the chakras, organs & meridians, and other somatic and shamanic practices to engage in shape-shifting between archetypes.

We will then use these characters/states-of-being/essences to create improvisational movement and sounding etudes using the Languages of Performance (i.e. spatial architecture, time, dynamics, presence, etc.).

There is no fee for this workshop, but participants must commit to the whole session (some allowances possible) and commit to a daily practice of at least 10 minutes on their own.

Appropriate for performers of any gender or orientation.