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Movement Playlist #14: Echoes

January 23, 2020
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These tunes are like remembering the echoes of summer while settling into the cosiness of winter. Sit back, dream of the beach; all snuggled in your favorite sweater.

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Art Dance New Year Performance

Toolbox – A Dance Theatre Performance

January 10, 2020
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First of all, Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since I’ve arrived back in London already. Settling in has been different than expected, but happy to report the following event happening in New York next week.

Tune in, East Coasters.

Dancer, Actress, Filmmaker (dear friend and colleague), Olivia Mia Orozco has yet another exciting project!

I’ve always admired her explorations with being both a stage performer and a dance film artist. She also uses her creative efforts as the Director at Radiant Space in Los Angeles, a multi-purpose gallery, where she brings in not only great art, but performances and wellbeing projects as well. Her other works include film projects such as Focus on Mexico, Nylon Cave, and Temporal as well as choreographic and performance credits.

Now she has a newly evolved project consisting of the three elements that she knows best: stage, film, and interaction.

Toolbox is a dance theatre performance art piece by that journeys through trauma and the path to healing. It questions how we build tools to help ourselves. How does energy transmute? How do we handle life when it feels too much? Is meditation the next step to self-discovery? This piece poses many questions and shares non verbal stories, sound, film, a staged installation, dance and acting as a mode of new storytelling.

After a successful opening in Los Angeles in three different locations, it’s safe to say it’s more than ready to travel to New York.

“The title of Olivia Mia Orozco’s Toolbox refers to the idea of an emotional toolkit, evaluating how equipped with self-awareness, clarity, empathy, patience and the capacity to heal, we are or are not when confronted with life’s traumas […] Orozco [and her collaborators] create a sensorial expression of what building such a toolbox can feel like, from contemplation to catharsis, brutal honesty, and ultimate liberation.””

Shana Nys Dambrot, LA Weekly

Toolbox: A Dance Theatre Performance Art Piece
The Living Gallery, Brooklyn (NY)
January 13th, 2020 from 7-8pm

Choreography, Direction, Installation & Film:
Olivia Mia Orozco

Performer and Movement Collaborator:
Julienne Mackey

Installation by:
Olivia Mia Orozco & Michael Jon Leonard

Lighting Design by:
Darren Sarkin

Sliding Scale Tickets $10-25

The ticket fee goes towards renting the space, paying the performer and travel expenses, thank you for your generosity.


New Year

Happy 2019!

January 14, 2019

Wow, Happy 2019!!!

The last few months of 2018 were jam packed with teaching, beginning new workshops, getting to know familiar and new movers; as well as much needed family time in the UK and US.

It’s been a while — but with taking a break from constantly updating social media and generally having less screen time, I can’t help but to feel like I have so much more to share!

As I sit here alone in silence for the first time in a while, I’m now able to collect my thoughts and pick up The Movement Blog once again. I have two interviews that are just about ready to release from two people I’m so lucky to have in my life:

One is with from Teresa Fabião, a Portuguese Dancer and PhD graduate who tells us her story of her life as a – mover – turned academic – turned mover – again. We also speak heavily on her eye opening experiences from her travels to Brazil for research and the interesting truths between people, dance, and politics.

And the second is with Domini Anne, a Californian Dancer, Artist, and Gyrotonic Master Trainer. We spent a good time delving into the importance of opening the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods online by writing, talking, and using video. How can we continue to help others understand these methods better?

There will also be some exciting updates and news from the online group I help manage, Wellbeing Ladies Lisbon. We are preparing for our first festival-like Wellbeing Weekend plus more monthly Meetups of course! Join the group if you’d like to be involved with this special community.

Private Gyrotonic and Group Gyrokinesis classes have commenced at both Equilibrium and Little Yoga Space. Check out The Movement Blog’s Facebook Page for scheduling and updates. There will also be more workshops to be announced as well! Feel free to contact me at any point.

Lastly, don’t think Rob and I forgot about our FitBit giveaway! Thank you to those who participated in our massive 2018 Dance Census We’ve gathered some interesting data during the year. Looking forward to sharing all the insights and picking our lucky winner.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more!

Much love,

Kindall xo