Contemplative Dance Practice Workshops

Dates: Tuesday 12th / Wednesday 13th / Thursday 14th / Friday 15th March 2024
Time: 1 – 2pm
Location: Galway Dance Studio, Terryland House Unit 26, Galway, H91 FPT3
Drop In Sessions, no booking required. Join any or all sessions
Cost: €10 per session

As part of CDP International Month I will be running 1 hour workshops in Contemplative Dance Practice. Participants will be introduced to key elements in this work including Dharma Art, Somatic Intelligence and Improvisation.

Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) mingles the discipline of meditation and improvisation in a simple structure using personal awareness practice, open space and discussion/reflection time. Participants will practice tracking kinaesthetic delight and cultivating awareness while engaging with the four pillars of mindful movement practices.

Contemplative Dance Practice was originated by Barbara Dilley at the Naropa University in Bolder, Colorado, USA. The practice brings contemporary dance and Tibetan Buddhist practice together to create a simple but strong container to work both artistically and creatively with the art of living. I came into this practice during my graduate studies in Somatic Psychology – Dance Movement Psychotherapy at the Naropa University in the late 90s.

For more information on CDP see HERE

Funded and supported by the Arts Council, Galway Dance and Áras Éanna Arts Centre

Image: Barbara Dilley and Bernadette Divilly