On Saturday15 and Sunday16 of February – artist, Frank Van de Ven, will be offering a Body Weather workshop at Tanja for local artists.
What is Body Weather?
Body Weather is a practice of relevance to anyone interested in exploring the body, physical presence and mindfulness. Body Weather training amplifies perception and has a wide variety of applications across several interests.
Body Weather was founded in the early 1980s by Japanese dancer Min Tanaka. It is a broad-based training that proposes a practical strategy to the mind and the body. It is not just for ‘professional dancers’ or ‘performance practitioners’ alone but is an open investigation that can be relevant for anyone interested in exploring the body.
This workshop is not only suited to dance, theatre and movement practitioners but visual artists and mature students of various backgrounds including, sculptors, photographers, architects, writers and people with interest in the environment. Body Weather’s primary focus is artistic and not therapeutic; however, it does research mind-body connections. If you are someone who likes being physical in a sensory manner and enjoy movement or contemplative practice/s, i.e. yoga, Body Weather will appeal to you.