$25 – $35

Blindfolded Contact: Surrendering to Our Inner Sight (9/28)

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Finnish Hall Auditorium, Upstairs Meeting Room

1970 Chestnut St

Berkeley, CA 94702

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THIS CLASS WILL BE LEAD BY CANDICE WITH ASSISTANCE FROM BELA WATSON! WE WILL BE CAPPING THE CLASS AT 35 PARTICIPANTS.

Blindfolded Contact Dance is a safe and gentle experience—great for both beginners and experienced dancers alike. Wearing blindfolds allows dancers to drop the fear and self-judgment that often inhibits spontaneous movement and authentic connection to self and others. These workshops take participants on a journey of somatic self-discovery and non-verbal consent via solo and group exercises before culminating in an hour-long freeform blindfolded jam.

We will open with a short circle addressing boundaries and safety. Please arrive between 6:30-7. This is closed container. Late arrivals will not be admitted and will not receive a refund.

We have a high expectation of personal responsibility and respect regarding consent and boundaries.

Learn more about us and read the code of conduct at http://www.blindfoldedcontact.com/

If you have a blindfold (or something that can be used as one), please bring it. Otherwise we will have some available.

Finnish Hall Auditorium, Upstairs Meeting Room, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley, CA 94702, September 28, 2019, 7-10pm

$25 online until 9/11, $30 online until 9/18, $35 until day of event, $40 at the door (pending availability--cash or Venmo only)

We have a limited number of scholarship tickets for folks in financial need who are alter-abled, genderqueer, or people of color. Email us for a discount code if this applies to you.

Ten steps lead up to the main entrance doors, then a second flight of steps take you to the upstairs meeting room. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to attend.

Pre-sale ticket refunds available until 7 days before event. After that you are responsible for finding someone to buy your ticket via the FB event page.


ABOUT THE FOUNDERS OF BLINDFOLDED CONTACT

CANDICE HOLDORF

Candice is a writer and coach with a focus on reclaiming erotic embodiment through exploring shame and shadow. She brings her passion for movement, play, and creative self-expression to her work as a group facilitator. She has trained in various healing modalities such as yoga, tantra, and orgasmic meditation as well as studied Alexander Technique and theatrical movement while getting her BFA at NYU. www.theorgasmiclife.com

GABRIEL DIAMOND

Gabriel is a long-time contact dancer and has practiced several modalities of conscious dance. He has developed a passion for incorporating blindfold contact into ecstatic dance. His work as an artist explores the intersection of activism, street theatre, shadow work, and embodiment. He is the co-founder of Vulnerable Rally. He is a filmmaker by trade (outsidefilms.com) with a background in theatre.

ABOUT BELA WATSON

Bela Watson is a visual and performance artist currently earning her MFA degree in Dance: Creative Practice at Saint Mary’s College of California, with an emphasis in Somatics and the unseen forces at play in relationships and performance art. She teaches various styles of dance to children, college students, and adults, in the East Bay of San Francisco. She closed her professional dance company, Soul Play, in 2003, when a rare cancer rerouted her path to the serious study and practice of Hatha Raja Yoga, which led her to teaching certifications for adults and children. The theme of her devotion for over 20 years has been in providing various types of creative experiences to facilitate connections between one’s self and others in an inclusive, movement-oriented environment for well-being.

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