STAND together with TADA and SADA invite you to attend
The Evolving Yoga Chair Practice with Prof. Dr. Leonard A. Cruz
19-21 and 26-28 May 2023 – Online
The aim of this interactive-mindfulness and embodied yoga workshop is to provide participants with an animist framework for a corporal practice that will enable transformative experiences. Inspired by Filipino Indigenous Culture and the Animist Philosophy; “The Evolving Yoga Chair Practice,” is designed for participants to acknowledge one’s ancestors and all living things and beings, to deepen awareness, and insight while fostering other ways of knowing and being.
This workshop is meant to uplift our ancestors by acknowledging their wisdom through lifelong creativity, storytelling, embodiment, and empowerment.
Dr Leonard Cruz was born in Pampango in the Philippines and was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He has lived and built much of his artistic career in Germany in the past 25 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees in Dance from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Cruz has performed with internationally renowned choreographers like Robert Wilson and Sally Silvers and has directed his own dance company, Leonard Cruz Tanztheater for the past 20 years. He is currently a participant in the Academy of the International Theatre Institute in Berlin, Germany and is a strong advocate for the inclusion of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) artists in Germany’s theatre mainstream.
The course is 12 hours, and will take place online (Leonard Cruz is based in Germany) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons over two consecutive weekends; workshops will be from 15h00 – 17h00 on 19-21 May and 26-28 May 2023. The course is free for participants. To participate, register here by 8 May 2023. More details will be provided after registration: go to bit.ly/3V9bcf0
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