Inspired by various freestyle movement and partner dance practices, Moving Connections is a chance to move and be moved, to relax into our bodies and to explore connections through simple exercises that support us to meet and connect without words, in a light and embodied way.
Everyone is welcome! There's no skills or experience needed - just an open mind, a little curiosity and the willingness to have a go.
Julia holds a safe and gentle space for us to explore connecting in many ways in partners and groups, using rhythms and various techniques she has learnt through her partner dance experience as well as the freedom and creativity that inspires her from other freestyle forms of movement.
"I absolutely loved Moving Connections last week: I felt instantly at home, and I think it did me a lot of good! Well done for taking a leap into the unknown and making this happen :)"
"Eventually the space is open for us to explore and dip in and out of connections as we travel through a journey inspired by a diverse yet gentle mix of sounds. We are welcome to rest and be the witness also."
"It truly was the most wonderful evening. I so loved the sensual contact through movement and the overall sense of connection with everyone there. It made me realise just how much I’ve missed that over the past few months, lockdown n’all. And partner dancing is just the most awesome thing. Whilst I love Ecstatic Dance, well the ED that I do, it is always alone. Lost in my own world. Dancing with a partner and sensual contact - well!
You have found here, for me anyway, a halfway house between contact impro and solo dancing. It is very subtle and you can give or take from it whatever you need. Contact impro looks like all in wrestling by comparison for me. :-)
What I also enjoyed was when all the people I wanted to dance with (and vice versa) were done, it was ok to just move around the floor, lost in my own world, but feeling safe and still connected, and occasionally another dance partner came along who it just felt right with."
We begin to meet others in the space, exploring connections as they drop in and out of our dance, meeting others with curiosity and compassion and also knowing we are always at choice.
Eventually the space is open for us to explore and dip in and out of connections as we travel through a journey inspired by a diverse yet gentle mix of sounds. We are welcome to rest and be the witness also.