I am basking in beauty after spending a week in retreat with other Continuum movers at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, followed by presenting Continuum at the Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Geneva, NY.
This excerpt from Omega participant Susan Kushner’s poem “Refuge” captures the essence of these experiences for me…
Find a space where your muscles can relax and unfurl;
Where the ground is solid and strong beneath you and the sky cradles you from above.
Find an inner sanctum where your breathing can soften and your heart can become warm and
full and open; where all creatures around you will care for you.
Where you are safe.
Where you can dance and feel joy.
And sway in the wind.
Where you are not alone.
And you can feel the rhythm of life run through you.
In a future mailing, you will be introduced to more of Susan’s poetry, along with other artists joining our virtual galleries.
In this newsletter, we share with you a Continuum Water Blessing filmed at Long Pond Lake on the final morning at Omega, along with photos capturing the Watermark Arts performance and the inaugural book reading of The Elemental Body: A Movement Guide to Kinship with Ourselves and the Natural World.
I am already looking forward to our next opportunity to gather and immerse in Continuum and the natural world. I invite you to join me for Fluid Anatomy, Fluid Movement, Fluid Life: A Continuum Retreat at the immaculate Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing high in the Shawangunk Mountains of Cragsmoor, NY from September 15 -18. We will enjoy the fresh Fall season as we move together in the outdoor practice pavilion on the mountainside. Wishing that your heart be warmed by your joyfully moving body,
Elaine and the Watermark Arts Creative Team
Elaine Colandrea, Artistic Director
|Prue Jeffries, Creative Director||Sandra Capellaro, Galleries Administrator||Rori Smith, Editor & Writer|
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