CMA catalog



Continuum Movement Arts is pleased to present our new catalog of artists.

Participating in Evolution
Artists 2014 – 2016

 

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Welcome

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

This website offers a virtual gallery of somatically inspired 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
Artistic Director, 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 growth of somatic practices has entered and altered the lives of artists, infusing their artworks with unusual sensuality, aliveness and innovation.

This website offers a virtual gallery of somatically inspired 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
Artistic Director, 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 somatic pioneer.  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 somatic pioneer.  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 arts inspired by somatic practice 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 arts inspired by somatic practice and the art makers behind them, as our virtual galleries fill in the coming months.  Visit the galleries.

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Cory Blake

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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Coming Events

  • Moving Body, Fountain of Creativity, with Elaine Colandrea, Jean-Claude van Itallie, and Megan Bathory-Peeler

    ElaineAn inspirational retreat with master teachers, with personal time on Shantigar’s glorious remote New England mountainside to devote yourself to creating art directly from your moving body. Using Continuum Movement—sound, breath, movement, and silence—in this highly original, unique workshop, you’ll be able to dive into your own fluid body intelligence to free creativity.

    Each day includes:

    • sessions of Continuum Movement with an experienced Continuum teacher
    • exploration with a skilled artist, channeling the moving body into various forms of creative expression
    • time to metabolize, meditate, and muse in pristine woods and fields

    Workshop starts promptly at 3:00 PM on Friday, October 7, ends at 1:00 PM on Sunday October 9.

    $413 with organic meals, $386 if you register before September 27. Some onsite lodging available, and free tenting.

    Register at: www.shantigar.org  or email@shantigar.org

    Shantigar Foundation, 63 Davenport Road, Rowe, MA 01367, 413-339-4332

    View the flyer.

    About the Teachers:

    Elaine Colandrea might have been a temple dancer in another lifetime, but in this world, she is an authorized Continuum Movement teacher, massage therapist, dancer/choreographer and originator of Moving for Health and Dancing for Health classes. Based in the Hudson Valley of New York, Elaine maintains an active private practice and teaching schedule. Her studio is a haven for fellow somatic explorers. She also offers Continuum Movement and Traveling for Health retreats in southern Italy. Reviewer Linda Diamond wrote, “Elaine is a wizard of new dance forms.”

    Jean-Claude van Itallie, Shantigar’s founder/artistic director, seminal in the explosive 1960’s American theater, wrote, among many works, acclaimed anti-Viet Nam war play America Hurrah; The Serpent (with the Open Theater); Tibetan Book of the Dead or How Not to Do It Again; translations of Chekhov’s major plays; Light; and his 2012 one-man show, Confessions and Conversation. Author of Playwright’s Workbook, Jean-Claude teaches in US colleges, acting schools, and retreat centers. His new book: Tea with Demons, games of transformation.

    Growing up in rural Western Massachusetts, Megan Bathory-Peeler first discovered the pleasure and power of expressive movement by relating to the natural world. She received her AB from Smith College in dance and “Body-Based Systems of Communication,” and taught dance at the Northfield Mount Hermon School. Megan is founder/choreographer of the MoxieDance Group, and an Integrative Somatic Therapist, Bodyworker, and Continuum teacher, helping people discover what is stuck physically, emotionally or spiritually, and supporting them as they get it moving again. Megan lives with her husband and two children in Gill, Massachusetts.

    Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell will be assisting at this workshop.

     

    October 7, 2016 - October 9, 2016 at All Day Shantigar Foundation, 63 Davenport Rd, Rowe, MA, 01367 Learn more.
    Your Future Is Here: Older New York Artists Speak

    green-and-orartgeJointly organized by the Whitney Museum and the Research Center for Arts and Culture, this
    panel discussion will feature artists who have participated in the ART CART: SAVING THE
    LEGACY project.

    Artists Zigi Ben-Haim, Niki Berg, Sonia Gechtoff and Ray Grist will share their
    insights on the challenges of working in place, making art over the course of a life-time and
    preparing for the future. Joan Jeffri, Founder and Director of the Research Center for Arts and
    Culture founded at Columbia University and now at The Actors Fund, will introduce the program and moderate the discussion.

    Planned in conjunction with Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight, an exhibition of the Cuban-born
    painter who at 101 years old continues to create work every day in her studio, the panel will be
    followed by a reception, and a private viewing of the Carmen Herrera exhibition.OcPlease visit http://whitney.org/Events/YourFuturelsHere to register. This event is free with advance registration.

    (Painting: Carmen Herrera, Green and Orartge, 1558. Acrylic on canvas, 60’x 72 in. (152.4 x 182 9 cm). Cejas Art Ltd. Paul and Trudy Cejas-Carmen Hemera.)

    October 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm Shantigar Foundation, 63 Davenport Rd, Rowe, MA, 01367 Learn more.
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