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Contemporary Dance Class Online

1st and 3rd Mondays (April 5, 19, May 3, May 17, May 31)

Being in community and moving are so vital to our well-being and sense of possibility – now more than ever. This class offers both: we’ll do a thorough warm up drawing on modern dance, Simonson technique, and kinesthetic anatomy principles. The class includes stretching and a range of fluid and rhythmical movement. There will be an invitation to generate and contribute movement of your own (as you feel comfortable!). All movement can be done seated or standing. Movers of all dance backgrounds welcome.

suggested donation: $0-$10

email: connect@sashasoreffdance.com for zoom link!

Mourning, Moving, and Accompaniment, Session 4

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Reimagine Virtual Festival

How can we touch our grief and not be consumed? This series invites us to explore grief in community with words and movement.

Session 4: Acknowledging systemic pain and yearning for change

Attendance at all 4 workshops is encouraged, not required. Each workshop has a unique focus and different rhythm so participants may experience and move through a range of emotions. Whatever range of motion and mode of expression feels authentic and comfortable for you is welcome.

12 noon -1:30 pm EDT

$5-$25

Mourning, Moving, and Accompaniment, Session 3

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Reimagine Virtual Festival

How can we touch our grief and not be consumed? This workshop series invites us to explore grief in community with words and movement.

Session 3: Accompaniment for lost dreams and unfulfilled longing

Attendance at all 4 workshops is encouraged, not required. Each workshop has a unique focus and different rhythm so participants may experience and move through a range of emotions. Whatever range of motion and mode of expression feels authentic and comfortable for you is welcome.

12 noon -1:30 pm EDT

$5-$25

Mourning, Moving, and Accompaniment, Session 2

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Reimagine Virtual Festival

How can we touch our grief and not be consumed? This workshop series invites us to explore grief in community with words and movement.

Session 2: Accompaniment for lost loved ones/a broken heart

Attendance at all 4 workshops is encouraged, not required. Each workshop has a unique focus and different rhythm so participants may experience and move through a range of emotions. Whatever range of motion and mode of expression feels authentic and comfortable for you is welcome.

12 noon -1:30 pm EDT

$5-$25

Mourning, Moving, and Accompaniment, Session 1

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Reimagine Virtual Festival

How can we touch our grief and not be consumed? This workshop series invites us to explore grief in community with words and movement.

Session 1: Isolation and Connection

Attendance at all 4 workshops is encouraged, not required. Each workshop has a unique focus and different rhythm so participants may experience and move through a range of emotions. Whatever range of motion and mode of expression feels authentic and comfortable for you is welcome.

12 noon -1:30 pm EDT

$5-$25

Mourning, Moving and Accompaniment Workshop Series

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Reimagine Virtual Festival

How can we touch our grief and not be consumed? This workshop series invites us to explore grief in community with words and movement.

This 4 session series invites us to explore and express the grief that is held in our bodies. When we are accompanied in our grief, we can become more present to ourselves and others. Self-empathy, rooted in the principles of Non-Violent Communication, coupled with creative movement, invites us to compassionately connect with our experiences - reducing anxiety, and allowing more flow and ease. In this space of empathic listening and embodied self-expression, we can find comfort, understanding, acceptance, and ultimately, healing.

Choreographer and Transformational Facilitator Sasha Soreff, offers a gentle warm up, discussion and guided (optional) movement exploration. Whatever range of motion and mode of expression feels authentic and comfortable for you is welcome.

Attendance at all 4 is encouraged, not required. Each workshop has a unique focus and different rhythm so participants may experience and move through a range of emotions:

Each workshop is Sunday, 12 pm -1:30 pm EDT/9 am - 10:30 am PDT.

April 11 - Session 1: Isolation and Connection

April 18 - Session 2: Accompaniment for lost loved ones/a broken heart

April 25 - Session 3: Accompaniment for lost dreams and unfulfilled longing

May 2 - Session 4: Acknowledging systemic pain and yearning for change

If you'd like to register for all 4 at once, please email connect@sashasoreffdance.com. Otherwise, please click on the date below to sign up for specific sessions.

Finding Flow, in Words and Movement

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Reimagine Festival

Where do you find a sense of flow in your life? What inhibits that flow? Self-empathy, rooted in the principles of Non-Violent Communication, coupled with creative movement, invites us to compassionately connect with our experiences, reduce anxiety, and find more flow and ease. Choreographer and Transformational Facilitator Sasha Soreff offers a gentle warm up, followed by discussion and movement exploration. All movement invitations are non obligatory. Everything can be done seated, and can be enacted in any way that feels good to the participant.

Suggested donation: $0 to $18

Flowing through Grief and Joy, in Words and Movement

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The Resonance Summit

This experiential workshop is an invitation to give voice and movement to that which your heart carries. There is much to mourn, and it can be hard to get in touch with our grief – and our joy – alone. In this space of empathic listening and embodied self-expression, we can find comfort, understanding, new insights, and ultimately, healing. After a gentle warm-up, we’ll learn basic movement generation tools, and explore that which we celebrate and mourn, individually and collectively. All movement invitations are optional. Whatever range of motion and mode of expression feels authentic and comfortable for you is welcome.

Self-empathy :a resource for these times, in words & movement

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Reimagine: Creating Space

In these times - pandemic numbers rising, the holiday season, a US transition of power, and the resulting potential increase in BIPOC-targeting – how do we build our internal capacity to stay present? By turning inward, first. As we connect with our own feelings and needs, we get more centered, and less anxious. This in turn enhances our ability to show up for others and for circumstances in alignment with our values. Empathy tools, rooted in the principles of Non-Violent Communication, will be offered to support self-connection. Choreographer and Transformational Facilitator Sasha Soreff offers a gentle warm up, followed by discussion and movement exploration. All movement invitations are non obligatory. Everything can be done seated, and can be enacted in any way that feels good to the participant.

Free, donations welcome

$0-$18

Contemporary Dance Class

Every other Monday from 6-7 pm, jump into zoom dance class! Please contact Sasha via the mailing list to get more details!

Soul, Emergent: Movement-Based Inquiry into What We Long For

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What does your soul need, right now? In this collective moment of increased health concerns and growing acknowledgement of systemic racism and deep injustice, we may find ourselves contracting in body, mind, and spirit. How do we welcome possibility, and expand into our fullest selves? Drawing on tools of empathic communication and movement-based storytelling, Choreographer and Transformational Facilitator Sasha Soreff will guide conversation and dance creation. Powerful insights and new possibilities are revealed when we shift from our heads to our hearts and our bodies. No movement experience is necessary, nor is movement obligatory. Whatever range of motion and mode of expression feels authentic and comfortable for you is welcome.

Register at https://sashasoreffdance.com/soul-emergent-workshops

Soul, Emergent: Movement-Based Inquiry Into What We Long For

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Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love, online

What does your soul need, right now? In this collective moment of increased health concerns and growing acknowledgement of systemic racism and deep injustice, we may find ourselves contracting in body, mind, and spirit. How do we welcome possibility, and expand into our fullest selves? Drawing on tools of empathic communication and movement-based storytelling, Choreographer and Transformational Facilitator Sasha Soreff will guide conversation and dance creation. Powerful insights and new possibilities are revealed when we shift from our heads to our hearts and our bodies. No movement experience is necessary, nor is movement obligatory. Whatever range of motion and mode of expression feels authentic and comfortable for you is welcome.

Free

Contemporary Dance and Choreographic Skills Online Class - weekly class

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Gibney Dance

Contemporary Class- 1st and 3rd Mondays

Being in community and moving are so vital to our well-being and sense of possibility – now more than ever. This class offers both: we’ll do a thorough warm up drawing on modern dance, Simonson technique, and kinesthetic anatomy principles. The class includes stretching and a range of fluid and rhythmical movement. There will be an invitation to generate and contribute movement of your own (as you feel comfortable!). All movement can be done seated or standing. Movers of all dance backgrounds welcome.

Choreographic and Creative Expression - Class on 2nd and 4th Mondays

This class invites us to cultivate our authentic creative voices. The class begins with a brief warm up and then shifts into learning foundational choreographic skills, including how to translate stories and language into movement. Both drop in and regular participants are welcome. There will be stand alone exercises as well as an opportunity to develop one's own creative project over time, in movement and whatever art forms call to each participant. Additionally, skill building in how to offer supportive feedback to artists, based on Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process will be offered. Movers of all dance backgrounds welcome.

Suggestion Contribution: $10, you are welcome to attend $0 or $5 or another amount.

Aging as a Spiritual Journey

West End Synagogue, Amsterdam @ 69th Street, New York, NY

 Join Wise Aging Workshop Facilitator, Sandy Warshaw, and Choreographer, Sasha Soreff, for a discussion of spiritual practices and gentle movement that help us bring joy and resilience into our later years.

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come,” said William Shakespeare. Wise Aging Facilitator Sandy Warshaw and Choreographer Sasha Soreff will invite us to share stories, ideas, and feelings about the spiritual practices that bring meaning and delight into our later years. We will then ease our way into gentle movement and creative expression. No movement experience is necessary, nor is movement obligatory. Together we will explore how to infuse the aging process with joy and resilience. Please RSVP, space is limited! https://letsreimagine.org/586/aging-as-a-spiritual-journey There are more than 350 events going on across the City as part of the Reimagine festival October 27-November 3, and we are proud to be part of these important conversations and creative offerings around death, grief, transitions, and celebrating life!  

free; suggested donation, $5

Reimagining Old Age: Life Can Begin at 80

Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, 130 West 30th Street, New York, NY

Congregation Beth Simchat Torah and Sasha Soreff Dance Theater are collaborating as part of #Reimagineendoflife to host: What if we frame living into old age as a major opportunity rather than primarily as a time of loss? Join Rosanne  Leipzig, MD, Ph.D. and Choreographer Sasha Soreff for a curated conversation on what's possible, along with gentle movement that supports successful aging.

More information and RSVP here: https://letsreimagine.org/586/reimagining-old-age-life-can-begin-at-80 There are more than 350 events going on across the City as part of the Reimagine festival October 27-November 3, and we are proud to be part of these important conversations and creative offerings around death, grief, transitions, and celebrating life!    

suggested donation

Apr7

TIPDI's " Warm Welcome" Dance Workshop

Great beginner classes! I teach modern, there is also ballet and a bunch of awesome partner dancing classes.  No movement experience required.  The workshop is scheduled for April 7-8, more details to come!

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Going Within, Together

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zoom - RSVP to get the link!

Empathy and Movement Workshop

Growing up in Maine, I always really connected with the idea of hibernation during the winter. With the early nights and the cold surrounding us, it seemed a natural time to slow down and turn inward. The pandemic, of course, is keeping many in the Northern Hemisphere inside. But there is much to turn our focus outward, these days – necessarily so, as there is a lot of work ahead. How do we keep vigilant, keep taking action for justice and transformation, without losing our centers? How do we cultivate the resources and stamina to be available to our communities and to the world while honoring ourselves? This month’s empathy in words and movement workshop explores this dynamic balance between inner and outer worlds. Empathy tools, rooted in the principles of Non-Violent Communication, will be offered along with movement exploration to support self-connection. The workshop will flow from a brief warm up into discussion and movement prompts. All movement invitations are non obligatory. Everything can be done seated, and can be enacted in any way that feels good to the participant.

free; suggested donation: $0-$18

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Soul, Emergent: Movement-based inquiry into what we long for

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What are you longing for? What do you fear? In this collective moment of increased health concerns and growing acknowledgement of systemic racism and deep injustice - along with a very high stakes election looming in America - we may find ourselves in frequent negotiation with our hopes and fears. Drawing on tools of empathic communication and movement-based storytelling, Choreographer and Transformational Facilitator Sasha Soreff will guide conversation and dance creation around how to give empowered expression to both. No movement experience is necessary. All movement can be done seated. Whatever range of motion and mode of expression feels authentic and comfortable for you is welcome. Registration: https://sashasoreffdance.com/soul-emergent-workshops

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Celebration and Mourning, Conversation and Movement

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Reimagine: Life, Loss & Love Festival

In these intense times, it is easy to get overwhelmed and lose connection with that which matters most to us. Acknowledging moments of joy and experiences of loss and grief supports our nervous systems and enhances our sense of self-connection. Adding movement of any size helps us access our hearts and bodies. The combination of creative expression and empathic communication in community creates a powerful opportunity for deeper understanding and ultimately, healing. Choreographer and Transformational Facilitator Sasha Soreff offers a gentle warm up, followed by discussion and movement exploration of that which we celebrate and mourn, individually and collectively. All movement invitations are non obligatory. Everything can be done seated, and can be enacted in any way that feels good to the participant, seated or otherwise. $0-18 suggested donation

Register at: https://letsreimagine.org/58851/celebration-and-mourning-conversation-and-movement

pair of red sneakers

photo by Renee Dumouchel

photos  by Yi-Chun Wu, Judy Aiges Sasha Soreff

pictured: Desira Barnes (in two images), Nathan Duszny, Ryan Leveille, Mika Yanagihara and Ana Romero; Marcia-Elizabeth Baker- Thompsen, Masanori Asahara, Sasha Soreff