Creative Nourishment for the Winter Solstice

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Creative Nourishment for the Winter Solstice

Giving voice to our journey by moving, drawing and writing.

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Finnish Hall 1970 Chestnut Street Berkeley, CA 94702

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  • 3 hours
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The Winter Solstice marks the transition between seasons, inviting us to turn inward and make space for renewal. In this end-of-the-year movement workshop, we will sense and shift with the changing rhythms of our bodies and slow down. What would it be like to let go of past shapes, embody transitions, and welcome new images for the new year? How would these dances nourish us, as we move with darkness and light?

In this workshop, we will move, draw, and write to give voice to our journeys. We will explore a somatic movement-dance practice devised by pioneer Anna Halprin to help relax the mind, expand the range of movement, and spark creative expression.

Open to all. No dance or art experience is needed, only a willingness to explore! Wearing comfortable clothing is highly recommended.

Safety guidelines: Proof of vaccination is required at the door. Face masks are required.

Location: The Finish Hall is located at1970 Chestnut St in Berkeley - 10 minutes walking from the North Berkeley Bart Station. When arriving at the location, go to the Meeting Room located upstairs.

About the facilitator

Joy Cosculluela is a somatic educator, performing artist, and choreographer born in the Philippines and migrated to the SF Bay Area. Joy is the artistic director of Wayfinding Performance Group, an ensemble of multicultural artists, and has directed Homing Devices, All that Remains, The Space Between, and Soil.

Joy’s works explore themes of home, belonging, and resilience against a backdrop of decolonization and shared humanity. Joy studied and performed with dance pioneer Anna Halprin in Seasons, Spirit of Place, Parades and Changes, and many more.