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Movement Workshop with Hiie Saumaa [Virtual Event, Library members only, RSVP Required]
June 18 @ 17 h 00 min - 17 h 30 min
This workshop is FREE and open to Library members.
Space is limited and registration is required. Please RSVP here.
This event will run via Zoom from 17h00-17h30 on Thursday 18 June.
Joy of Movement
In this workshop, we learn to connect to our home, the body, through movement. The class is based on Nia dance, a technique developed in the US in the 1980s. This method blends movements from dance arts, martial arts, and healing practices. We use simple choreography and free dance. In Nia, as in any somatic method, the focus is always on how you feel when you move and on finding comfort, energy, ease, and support through movement. No previous dance experience is necessary; all ages can participate (though this workshop is primarily intended for adults). We dance barefoot and in comfortable exercise clothes. I hope the class will give you energy, joy, calm, and a sense of healing.
Hiie Saumaa (Ph.D, Columbia) is a somatic dance educator, writer, and scholar. She teaches classes and workshops in mind-body movement techniques (Nia dance, BodyLogos, JourneyDance) and writes about dance, health, and the creative process. She has taught movement in the US, Estonia, France, and Romania. Hiie writes a regular column for the Journal of Alternative & Complementary Therapies and her articles have appeared in international peer-reviewed dance journals. She is currently finishing a book on the artistry of Jerome Robbins. In 2018-19, she was an inaugural fellow at Columbia’s Institute for Ideas & Imagination in Paris and an artist in residence at the Cite Internationale des Arts. She has taught at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Tennessee, and Paris College of Art.
For more, please visit https://www.hiiesaumaa.com/