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Continuum Movement Arts is thrilled to announce

The Continuum Movement Immersion:
Honoring the Legacy of Emilie Conrad

The Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY
July 3 – 8, 2016, Omega Arts Week
Register at eOmega.org.   Transportation information here.  Learn more here.

Welcome

Throughout time, artists have led revolutions, shifted the course of culture, and stimulated new ways of sensing, thinking and being.  The somatic practice of Continuum Movement has entered and altered the lives of artists, infusing their artworks with unusual sensuality, aliveness and innovation.

This website offers a virtual gallery of Continuum-informed art. The ideas taking form in these works exist as the shimmer of our possible evolution.  We invite you to explore what you find here, notice what moves you and leave us your comments.

Thank you for your interest and attention,

Elaine Colandrea
Curator, Continuum Movement Arts

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Photo by Kathy Cassens

Welcome

Throughout time, artists have led revolutions, shifted the course of culture, and stimulated new ways of sensing, thinking and being.  The somatic practice of Continuum Movement has entered and altered the lives of artists, infusing their artworks with unusual sensuality, aliveness and innovation.

This website offers a virtual gallery of Continuum-informed art. The ideas taking form in these works exist as the shimmer of our possible evolution.  We invite you to explore what you find here, notice what moves you and leave us your comments.

Thank you for your interest and attention,

Elaine Colandrea
Curator, Continuum Movement Arts
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Emilie Conrad, photo by Lauren Devon

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View “The Spirit Soars,” a video featuring Emilie Conrad, visionary founder of Continuum Movement.  View the video.

“The artist is a kind of warrior. It takes courage to have people enter your secret chamber and see what is going on there. The creative spirit really needs to be fostered and tended to… The creative spirit is what saves us.”—Emilie Conrad


View

View “The Spirit Soars,” a video featuring Emilie Conrad, visionary founder of Continuum Movement.  View the video.

“The artist is a kind of warrior. It takes courage to have people enter your secret chamber and see what is going on there. The creative spirit really needs to be fostered and tended to… The creative spirit is what saves us.”—Emilie Conrad

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Discover

Discover Continuum-inspired arts and the art makers behind them, as our virtual galleries fill in the coming months.  Visit the galleries.


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River of Life – Suzanne Wright Crain


Discover

Discover Continuum-inspired arts and the art makers behind them, as our virtual galleries fill in the coming months.  Visit the galleries.

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Engage

Participate in one of our Calls for Art or attend one of our Coming Events.  


Engage

Participate in one of our  Calls for Art or attend one of our Coming Events.  

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Continuum Movement Arts Videos

The Spirit Soars

“The Spirit Soars” is an 8-minute video featuring Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum Movement, on the intimate and essential process of making art.  Our launch date, June 14, 2014, celebrated what would have been Emilie’s 80th birthday.  Although Emilie did not live to see Continuum Movement Arts come to life, she enthusiastically supported the plan to create the site as the start of an arts movement inspired by Continuum.  You can also watch original footage of her dances: Nijinsky (2007) and  Kafka in Love (2008).

Continuum Movement Arts Live Dance Event, Oct. 30, 2014

An evening of Continuum-inspired dance works, with performers/choreographers Mary Abrams, Megan Bathory-Peeler, Robin Becker, Teri Carter, Ellen Cohen, Elaine Colandrea, Rachel Evans, Caryn Heilman, Chazz Fenner McBride, Melanie Noblit-Gambino, Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell, Linda Rabin and Nicole Sclafani. The program includes Emilie Conrad’s “Nijinsky,” performed by Melanie Noblit-Gambino.

The Nature of the Body

The Nature of the Body (3 min., Elaine Colandrea, 2015)
Movement: Elaine Colandrea. Music: Gary David. Photographs: Erik Kiviat

Through the practice of Continuum Movement, artists explore. . .

Paintings by Barbara Mindell

Through Continuum Movement, explore . . .

Fludity

Our bodies are primarily fluid, we begin life embryonically in fluid, and our life form evolved from the fluid sea. The motion of our breath, inhale and exhale, is a fluid movement. Continuum Movement Arts explores what happens when we become more fluid in our movement.

Sensation

Before thought, before emotion, there is sensation. Sensation is the body’s primary language, our earliest way of knowing ourselves. What happens to art makers when they develop their understanding of themselves as sensate beings with the practice of Continuum Movement?  What kind of art develops?

Open Attention

In the practice of Continuum Movement, sequences of breath,sound and movement provide a path of exploration. Open attention is a time of tuning inward, simply sensing, observing and being present with one’s self. Open attention opens a door to self-understanding.

Space/Time

In the breath, sound and movement explorations of Continuum, we enter a state of timelessness – an antidote to the high speed of our “normal” lives.  Continuum offers varied ways of exploring space. The body feels less compressed, less dense, less restricted — free to emerge from a boundless sense of being.

Coming Events

  • The Continuum Movement Immersion: Honoring the Legacy of Emilie Conrad

    Emilie@Esalen-Headshot (2)Continuum Movement Arts is thrilled to announce The Continuum Movement Immersion: Honoring Emilie Conrad’s Legacy.

    Join us for this one-time, 5-day Continuum Movement Immersion, with workshops, performances, panel discussions, video presentations, and much more, embracing the evolution of Emilie’s work over her more than 20 years of teaching at Omega.

    July 3 – 8, 2016, Omega Arts Week at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY.

    Learn more here.

    Early registration opens December, 2015, at www.eOmega.org

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    July 3, 2016 - July 8, 2016 at All Day The Omega Institute, 150 Lake Drive , Rhinebeck, NY, 12572 Learn more.
    SOMAfest 2016: The Somatic Movement Arts Festival, L.A.

    Somafest

    The Somatic Movement Arts Festival explores the cutting edge of embodiment, enabling people from around the world to take their health and creativity into their own hands so they can deepen into the greatest version of who they truly can be.

    Following 9 successful years, SOMAfest is celebrating its 10th anniversary at the Continuum Studio and Highways Performance Space in LA, with a program of over 20 workshops investigating diverse somatic approaches to body-mind integration, creativity, personal presence and community transformation. When people have the tools for cultivating a dynamic and responsive connection to their body’s intelligence, they discover their innate capacity to transform, heal and flourish. For more information, visit www.somafest.org.

    August 30, 2016 - September 4, 2016 at All Day The Omega Institute, 150 Lake Drive , Rhinebeck, NY, 12572 Learn more.
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