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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. 


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.]



Reclaiming Attention
February 8-26, 2021

Reclaiming Attention is a three week online guided study on the topic of resilience. Conversations with Senior Research Fellow Dr. Allyson Quinlan (Chelsea) and choreographer Shannon Cooney (Berlin) will serve as a catalyst for this residency. Sessions will include independent and collective practice to cultivate internal quiet, creative intention, and connection with nature.

Practioners include Shannon Cooney (Berlin), Jared Gradinger (Berlin), Ras Kagiso Mpala (Ottawa),
Dr. Allyson Quinlan (Chelsea), Tedd Robinson (Ottawa), Carmel Whittle (Ottawa) and Sigal Zouk (Berlin).

Participants will meet collectively via Zoom four days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) between 12-3 pm. Independent practice will be unscheduled and supported by a combination of guided audio sessions, field work (tasks/scores), and self-directed archiving

Reclaiming Attention Residency Information


Ongoing Classes in Moveable Cinema //Dynamic Expansion in Berlin Tanzfabrik


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.

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