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General News · 1st June 2011
DANCES (with)(in) NATURE
An experiential workshop to physically embody the
archetypal flow and form of the natural environment. With Jay Ruby of The Carpetbag Brigade Physical Theatre Company

Mon. to Sat. July 11–16, Cortes Island
This workshop is for dancers, actors, writers, psychonauts and those whose
curiosity hungers for visceral connection between the landscape and the senses.
A fun hands-on experience suitable for people of all levels of dance experience.
Using elements of physical theater, Butoh dance and contact improvisation
we investigate the capacity of the landscape as a point of departure. Through
dance, movement and interaction we will make our bodies receptive to our
inner and outer nature. Our laboratory will include the studio and the natural
spaces of beautiful Cortes Island, BC.
Please send a short bio and/or a description of your work and why you would
like to take this workshop.

(Portland/San Francisco)
Jay invokes theater to animate
social space and invigorate
collective reflection. He has
studied theater in Berlin and
Denmark, and supplemented his theatrical
training through learning experiences with
David Clarkson of Stalker Theater, Diego Pinon
Ritual Butoh Mexicano, Contact Improvisation
practitioners Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark
Smith as well as travel to examine ritual and
performance in Bali and Mexico. Jay practices
Ashtanga Yoga and Vipassana.

Costs: $350 before June 1, $425 after
Acommodation and camping options are available
for questions or to register: or 604-838-2342