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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.]



PLEASE NOTE: I will be attending the Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency in the Canadian Yukon from July 22-August 22, 2019. This means i will be mostly offline and returning inquires, requests and all communication after this period. CWR the Yukon


Ongoing Classes in Moveable Cinema //Dynamic Expansion in Berlin 

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

 Now in Summer Pause, Fall Restart 3.9.19

Moveable Cinema/ Dynamic Expansion class description


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

Awakening and Riding Craniosacral Rhythms

Awakening and Riding Craniosacral Rhythms

A Weekend of Discovery and Exploring Craniosacral Movement and Dance

 November 16-17th, 2019 11:00-18:00

To be held at the Waldorf Academy, 250 Madison Avenue, Toronto Ontario

to register: See below

Join dancer, choreographer, educator and Craniosacral practitioner Shannon Cooney, and Toronto-based Master teacher and craniosacral practitioner, Robert Harris, as they share their decades of teaching expertise, experience and friendship 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. These explorations can open one to new realms of sensing, perception and creativity and they will be guided through both movement and hand's on connection.
* Become aware of your deep inner midline, your craniosacral rhythm, it's 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
* Perceive craniosacral rhythm dynamics and the hands-on facilitations for slack and stillness, movement and rhythms
*Experience craniosacral rhythm dynamics and the hands-on facilitations for slack and stillness, movement and rhythms in self and others
* 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.

To reserve a place : Cranial Therapy Centre Toronto Courses

Fee 350,00$ 

For more info: or to register by phone please call:  +1 416-971-4445


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.



Curtain Machine 2008/Marla Hlady

Kinetic Sculpture by Marla Hlady 

Performance Shannon Cooney.

 CLick here to watch excerpt 

Curtain Machine 2008 Marla Hlady

Sit work: Görlitzerstr. 49 10997 Berlin 2008



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