Emergent Intelligence: Improvisational Practices for Becoming More Possible
Lucy is an educator, dancer, performer, and improviser of everyday life. She holds a Masters in Education from Goddard College, where she focused on re-centering body intelligence in education. She has studied Playback Theatre in NYC and loves to share this ritual, improvisational communal practice as a way of creating more resilient community. In her life and work with adolescents and adults, Lucy seeks to create space for curiosity, meaningful connection, and building our skills as change-shapers through play.
April 1, 8, 15, 22
This four-week series will serve as a practice-ground for listening inward to our body’s innate intelligence and playing with pathways to let it emerge.
We are all improvisers, living in an improvised world. Each moment holds vast creative potential. Yet the patterns we hold in our bodies often lead us to make the same choices again and again, causing our inner lives, our relationships, and our work to become stale or suffer. Improvisational play supports us to explore the choices available to us in any given moment. It generates new pathways in our brains, novel possibilities of engaging with life. The stronger our improvisational practice, the greater our capacity to shape change on a personal and societal scale.
As a group, we will attune to ourselves and one another, develop ensemble skills, play games to engage our bodies and voices, and apply our learning through a communal improvisational theater called Playback, in which we share and see our stories “played back” to us by the group. Each session will include a warm-up, structured improvisation activities, and time for reflection and integration.
Frameworks influencing the course include adrienne maree brown’s elements of Emergent Strategy, interpersonal neurobiology, polyvagal theory, authentic movement, and Playback Theatre.
No prior experience required. If you are human and you are alive, this is for you!
This work is also for you if:
--You feel yourself saying “YES” to this offering (even if it makes you nervous!)
--You want to cultivate courage, self-trust, and a greater sense of agency
--You desire to feel more energized, flexible, and imaginative in your daily life
--You seek to be more present in your body
--You want to be more attuned and responsive in your relationships to self, others, and the non-human world
--You want to be an effective social change agent
--You are curious about the connection between play and nervous system health
--You need more play and fun in your life
Sliding scale $60-$100 for the series
Pre-registration required by March 27
To inquire contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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