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Shannon Cooney is a dancer, choreographer and dance educator in the field of contemporary dance. From her base in Berlin, Germany, she keeps strong links with Canada her native country while traveling with her work internationally.

Premiere: 
Fluid Resilience


Thursday October 15th at 19:00 (Open General) - you must reserve tickets via Email with the Corona procedures This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Premiere Friday October 16th at 19:00 Saturday October 17th at 19:00,  and Sunday October 18th at 16:00, 2020 
Open Spaces Tanzfabrik-Uferstudios , Studio 5 Weddning Berlin. Tanzfabrik Info and Tickets

Following the performance will be a Webinar talk with Senior Research Fellow Dr. Allyson Quinlan, Shannon Cooney and guests October 18th at 18:00 to sign up Register via email by 18.10.2020 at 11:00 to:
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Please join my wonderful collaborators and myself in this performance, dance installation at the Tanzfabrik Studio 5, Uferstudios.

Concept choreography performance: Shannon Cooney
Co-creators/ performers: Jared Gradinger and Sigal Zouk
Dramaturge: Igor Dobricic
Sound: Marla Hlady
Light: Emese Csornai
Dress: Nina Gundlach

Scientist/Biologist consultant: Senior Research Fellow Dr. Allyson Quinlan
Production Manager: Diego Nawrath, Mira Moschallski 
Co-Operative producer Tanzfabrik Berlin

 

With support from: Dance Ireland International Artist Residency 2019, Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency 2019, The Farm Studios Residency 2020, Rajasthan India,

WIth Funding from: The Canada Council for the Arts, Canada in Germany Special Initiative, the Government of Canada.

The project is part of the culture program related to Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.


Das Projekt ist Teil des Kulturprogramms von Kanadas Gastlandauftritt bei der Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020.
Es wird unterstützt durch das Canada Council for the Arts und die Regierung von Kanada

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Partnering her work in dance, she is a Craniosacral practitioner with a private practice in Berlin and a travelling practice. 
Craniosacral is interwoven in her teaching and creative process.[Please see the Contact menu item.]

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Ongoing Classes in Moveable Cinema //Dynamic Expansion in Berlin Tanzfabrik Start back September 2, 2020

at a NEW DAY and TIME!

 Wednesdays 18:15

please go to the Tanzfabrik website for all of the current prolocols and procedures for attending classes during the pandemic.

Tanzfabrik Kursplan 2020

Moveable Cinema/ Dynamic Expansion class description

 

 PLEASE NOTE: I do not support the useage of one-time-usage of plastic water drinking bottles. Please find wonderful alternative ways to bring drinking water to my classes, workshops or performances and please drink plenty with pleasure.

FIELDING

 
Fielding is shaped by performing the practice of Moveable Cinema; a heightened visually sensed movement practice with multiple relationships that are interactive with light, sound, space and people. Layers of light, direction and texture are both highlighting the performance of the practice, as well as subtly informing the vibrancy of the movement.

Scores drawn by Marla Hlady are performed and shape the choreography;
highlighting her series “Graphic Scores (2010)” and “Sound Events (2010)” (Ink and graphite on paper). These multilayered drawings are integrated spatially, viscerally and temporally. 
Duration approximately 1 Hour.
 
 
Feeling this field of vision.
This vision of a field, feeling.
Moving through this feeling,
this vision, this field.
Fielding it, together.
 
 
Premiered at Tanzfabrik Open Spaces #3 Berlin, Uferstudios Wedding
3.11 - 5.11.2017

Performed by and with Shannon Cooney, Alicia Grant, Josefine Mühle and Claudia Tomasi

Dramaturgy: Igor Dobricic, Sound: Marla Hlady, Music: Marla Hlady and Eric Chenaux, Light: Emese Csornai, Claire Terrein Costume: Nina Gundlach

Video Documentation and trailer: Diethild Meier

 

Funded by The Canada Council for the Arts with support from the Tanzfabrik Berlin

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Research supported by the Toronto Dance Community Love-In,  the Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson BC, Weld Company, Stockholm, Çıplak Ayaklar Kumpanyasi, Istanbul.

 

 

Practitioner Workshop 2021

“The Practice of the Practitioner: a guide to hands-on bodywork from a craniosacral perspective”

This is a two-part introductory workshop spanning over two weekends:

Part One A March 12, 19-20:30 March 13 and 14, 11:00-18:00, 2021 

Part One B: March 19  and 20, 11:00-18:00, 2021

This Part Two is for advancing the Practice:

Part Two: April 24 and 25,  2021

 

Part One A: An introduction and fundamental techniques.

Part One B: Advancing the techniques and practices.

Part Two: For those who have completed Part One A and B and have accumulated practice hours.

 

This workshop teaches fundamental and enhancement skills in the practice of touch.

Practices taught will include: in-depth sensing methods, practitioner’s posture and ways to facilitate its fluid adaption, sense-oriented and mind-integrated meditations, hand movement techniques, and orientation to craniosacral system stillness.

This is taught via a combination of lecture, and practice of the non-invasive techniques on self and others. There will be non-invasive hands-on work and directed feedback.

It is open to people who have or want to begin to develop a hands-on bodywork practice, for example; craniosacral practitioners, for Yoga and Dance Instructors engaging in touch, massage therapists, healing touch, nurses etc. Course is taught in English with simple German Translation as needed.

Fees:
250€ Part One A
230€ Part One B

230€ Part Two 

*Please Note: these are designed to be taken consecutively. In some cases participants have taken Part One A one year Part One B the next etc. These workshops run every March in Berlin with a future possibility to have a Fall chapter beginning in 2020.

 

The workshop is limited to a maximum of 12 persons. please connect via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), then you will receive a registration/application form. Once approved you'll receive banking deposit detail for the non-refundable deposit requested by February 15, 2020.

  

To register please contact: workshopsThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Or call: +49(0)151 504 26 223 or +49(0)30 53 028030

Location:

Studio 142

Kunstquartier Bethanien

Mariannenplatz 2

1st floor right

Room 142

10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg

 

Participants' feedback: 

* "Shannon transmits something that’s hard to put into words and she puts it into excellent words. I connect to her teaching as she is able to teach from the present moment, taking time and channeling what’s needed. The practice of the practitioner is profound work that seems essential to anyone that looks for clarity around intention, timing and investigating the vague realms of acting from expanded consciousness, be it the improviser, performer, teacher or body worker." 

** "My experience as a participant in "The practice of the practitioner" helped me to better understand cranial-sacral work on a fundamental level. With her extensive experience and breadth of knowledge, Shannon offers multiple strategies to dive into this subtle and profound work, using language, perceptual exercises and hands-on practice. Shannon facilitated many "Aha" moments for me during the weekend, and empowered me to have conviction in those insights. I deeply appreciate the workshop atmosphere she offers of a safe, focused and intimate setting for sharing and asking questions." 

*** "I found the WS very well! I felt very open and could connect more clearly to my own heart...and I felt that this is the most important. I also felt more connected to the universe and I could feel a deeper sense of compassion but I also left a bit confused (and I mean that in a positive sense)..."

**** ''I stood in the middle of the waves, witness all creatures inside the being rising up and fading away.´´
During the time with Shannon and other participants, i experienced how a life could be perceived with my hand, in a such humble way. I and you come into the field together, with permission, a lot of care and love. We evidence how the breath of life inhale and exhale from the center of the body, inside out and be thankful of the potency of life."

 

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