The Moving Body: Source of Creation

Priscilla Auchincloss

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Date(s) - July 24, 2015 - July 26, 2015
All Day

Shantigar Foundation


With Elaine Colandrea, Bobbie Ellis, and Jean-Claude van Itallie. Join three master teachers for an inspirational weekend on Shantigar’s glorious remote New England mountainside, designed to give you the personal time to devote yourself to creating art directly from your moving body. Using Continuum Movement—sound, breath, movement, and silence—we liberate the body’s innate creativity and channel it into art. Each day you will have the opportunity to experience sessions of Continuum Movement with an experienced teacher, exploration with a skilled artist, channeling the moving body into various forms of creative expression, and time to metabolize, meditate, and muse in pristine woods and fields. In the months after the workshop, we intend to host virtual gatherings to practice Continuum and support each other in our creative projects.

Schedule: The workshop starts promptly at 3:00 PM on Friday, July 24th and ends at 1:00 PM on Sunday July 26th with an optional extra day ending on Monday July 27th at 1:00 PM. This extra day is an opportunity for you to digest what you have learned and, in consultation with teachers, set up a personal practice to fit your creative goals, preparing you to go home and put new skills into action.

Register at, or or call 413-339-4332.

Fees: $360 for weekend ($306 if you register before June 1) plus $99 if you choose to stay for the optional extra day (Monday, 7/27). Meals: $15 for each delicious organic dinner or lunch, $10 for each breakfast.

Lodging: Limited on-site lodging is available, free tenting, plus local Bed-and-Breakfasts (listed at

Elaine Colandrea is an authorized Continuum Movement teacher, dancer/choreographer, massage therapist, and founder of Continuum Movement Arts. Described as “a wizard of new dance forms,” she integrates a passion for Continuum into her dance projects.

Bobbie Ellis has been exploring the wisdom of the body for 30 years. She is an authorized Continuum Teacher, the owner/director of Soma Center in Highland Park, NJ, as well as a yoga and movement therapist. The depth of her teaching comes from unfolding discoveries in the quiet of her own experience.

Jean-Claude van Itallie has written over thirty plays, including ground-breaking productions at La Mama and The Open Theater, as well as translations of Chekhov considered by many theatre directors and actors as the most “actable”. He has performed one-person shows in NYC and LA and has taught theatre at many universities including Yale, Princeton, and Harvard. He and Emilie Conrad co-taught workshops on theatre and Continuum for many years. Jean-Claude directs Shantigar Foundation for theatre, meditation, and healing.