The Planetary Dance
Friday, August 10th • 1:30-5pm
Led by Jamie McHugh, RSMT
The Planetary Dance is a contemporary dance for peace and healing in community created by the world-renowned dance visionary Anna Halprin. For the past 30 years, people of all ages and abilities around the world have joined together in this participatory dance - running, walking, dancing, chanting and standing up for their intentions.
The Planetary Dance is a mandala in motion, composed of alternating concentric circles within the square of the four directions. We become one collective body, all connected by the steady heartbeat of a drum, with each step upon the Earth an embodied prayer for healing. Check out www.planetarydance.org.
This event is part of the Art & Social Change Program that is taking place in August, but is also open to the general public.
Jamie McHugh is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, a movement arts teacher and a fine art photographer. He is the creator of "Somatic Expression – Body Wisdom for Modern Times", and has taught workshops and trainings internationally in somatic education and the expressive arts for over thirty years. Jamie is a longtime associate of Anna Halprin. He most recently conducted a Planetary Dance training for dancers and choreographers in France. Jamie is senior faculty at Tamalpa Institute as well as adjunct faculty in Holistic Health Education at John F Kennedy University. He is completing his first book, Restoring Original Grace - Movement as Medicine. Check out www.somaticexpression.com.