IACD Creative Dance Congress
Saturday, June 18/19 – Introductory Workshop
For those new to Barbara Mettler’s work, or those wanting to revisit the basics.
$125 (or $75 with Congress)
Sunday, June 19-24 – In-Person and Virtual Dance Congress
For those with Mettler dance experience or who attended the introductory Workshop.
$230 full week/$200 IACD Members
This workshop will entail an introduction or review of the basic principles and creative ideas of Barbara Mettler’s work. Studies will center around the body as an instrument and movement material, including the exploration of organic improvisation with the individual and group bodies.
NO PRIOR DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
FREE Community Dance!
Please invite your friends to join us on
Thursday, June 23, 7:00-8:30 PM at Carkeek Park
Barbara Mettler: Dance Pioneer
Barbara Mettler developed her unique approach starting in the early 1940’s, enabling all people to dance from their own creative impulse to make art together. Some of the presenters at our 2022 Congress studied directly with Barbara. Learn more about her work at https://www.barbaramettler.org/
About the Creative Dance Congress
The Introductory workshop presents the key concepts and principles of Mettler-based dance. These bring us into connection with ourselves through kinesthetic awareness of movement. We explore individual self-expression, and then build connection with each other through group dance.
The Congress brings seasoned dancers and new movers together in a variety of creative explorations, from individual to pair and group dances. The Congress is an intensive program led by a diverse group of professionals who have developed differing methods to present Mettler-based dance in their fields.
Who should attend?
Movers, dancers, artists, therapists, caregivers, athletes, teachers, students – and anyone wishing to build the skill of sensing their internal creative impulse and expressing it physically.
Come dance with us!
Meet people who apply the principles of Creative Dance in their lives and their work!
Get new ideas to incorporate into your profession, share your ideas, enjoy creative problem solving, and MOVE with freedom and awareness.
Registration, information on fees, times, housing and session content can be found on the IACD website: https://www.
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Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Studio Deep Roots
Gravel parking lot
Parking on street in front and in gravel lot off 100th behind apartment building.