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Shannon Cooney is a dancer, choreographer and teacher 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.


Partnering her work in dance, she is a Craniosacral therapist 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.]




Ongoing Classes in Dynamic Expansion in Berlin 

Tuesday afternoons 16:45-18:15 Tanzfabrik Berlin Kreuzberg  

Moveable Cinema/ Dynamic Expansion class description



Awakening and Riding Craniosacral Rhythms

Awakening and Riding Craniosacral Rhythms

A Weekend of Discovery and Exploring Craniosacral Movement and Dance

 April 6 and 7th, 2019 11:00-17:30

Studio 142, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 1st floor right, room 142
10997 Berlin

Join longtime friends, Berlin-based Canadian dancer, choreographer, instructor and Craniosacral practitioner Shannon Cooney, and Toronto-based master teacher and craniosacral practitioner, Robert Harris, as they share their decades of teaching expertise and experience to bring forth this exploratory dance and movement workshop.

The weekend will provide rewarding experiences as these two gifted instructors lead and interweave participants through various exercises to open new realms of sensing, perception and creativity.

● Become aware of your deep inner midline, your craniosacral rhythm, its fluid tides and the effects on consciousness and freedom

● Awakening perception to subtle and potent felt sensations and movements, providing freedom and expression to inner and outer worlds

● Witness your sensory realms expand and deepen, gaining new abilities to perceive, feel and enrich consciously your experiences.

● Percieve craniosacral rhythm dynamics and the hands-on facilitations for slack and stillness, movement and rhythms

● Gain unique access to your inner self with an enhanced ability to let go of restrictive tensions while integrating the experience of shifts in your perception

● Experience heightened senses and an increased ability to witness and enjoy new found inspirations, creativity and expression

  • Learn how to ground oneself in the midst of the phenomena of the Craniosacral tides.

Berlin, April 6 and 7, 2019

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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.



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