Flying Low Workshop with Sarah Chien

First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia

2125 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Pathways Through Us: Flying Low and Passing Through

Workshop Description:
Rooted in the work of David Zambrano with some inspiration from qi-gong, we will research ways of directing our energy through space dynamically, energetically and creatively with other humans. In Passing Through, our bodies become shared terrain for an every-shifting group improvisation. We walk, run, lead and follow--- awakening the reactivity and connection between floor, feet, hands, and body center. Then Flying Low reveals our own bodies' efficient, spiral pathways for going into and out of the floor. Together these practices help us to transform our bodies, the group and the space in which we play. Training doesn’t culminate in phrase work, but rather progresses through solo and group investigations. How can we each become a conduit between earth and sky, one person and another?

Recommended Experience: Anyone with an exisiting movement practice and open mind is welcome. There may be simple inversions and we will touch our own and other’s bodies.

Sarah Chien is a dancer, improviser and world traveler. She spent the last 4 years as a company member with Andre Zachery/Renegade Performance Group and now creates her own improvised works with various collaborators. Among her influential training/performing experiences she counts working with Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, performing with Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, living in Ecuador, studying at Barnard College, training at Deltebre Dansa. Her solo and collaborative work has been shown at Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Center for Performance Research, Triskelion Arts, Arts on Site, Eden’s Expressway and Chez Bushwick. She was the ony American invited to study Flying Low and Passing Through intensively with David Zambrano at EXIN 2016 in Spain.

In 2013 she founded Floor Friends, an organization through which she curates and produces classes, workshops and performances. She has taught classes and workshops in NYC at Chez Bushwick, Mark Morris, Gibney Dance and Brooklyn Studios for Dance.

Saturday, 28 October, 2017


Lily Kind

Phone: 508 843 6896
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$50-$75 sliding

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