Institute for Wellness program, dancer Jeanne Limmer invites the community to join her in a workshop that uses the healing expressive arts in an individual and personal way. “Life/Art/Dance” takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 6-7:30pm at Limmer’s Dance Center in North Conway, and is open to participants of all ages and experience.
Inspired by the work of Anna Halprin’s “Returning to Health with Dance, Movement and Imagery,” Limmer creates the program using her own experience as a dancer who had breast cancer. “Through these workshops, I hope to share dance, movement
and imagery – but they are based on your experiences, your feelings and reactions to the life you are living,” Limmer said. “I’m a cancer survivor,”
she said. “Dancing as well as world medicine kept me alive, but dancing keeps me alive inside.”
“Dance moves life’s energies through us and out to create flow. Holding in and holding on can create a feeling of being stuck, which can sometimes settle in as sickness,” she explained. “Your cells can hear our thoughts, so we use art and dance to create a pleasant environment for them.”
Anna Halprin, the dancer whose work inspired Limmer, is an early pioneer in the expressive arts healing movement. She has long been committed to a belief in the connection between movement and the healing power of dance. Today at age 91, Halprin continues to make revolutionary and award-winning work exploring the beauty of the aging body and its relationship to nature. She continues to perform, travel and teach, living by her adage “Aging is like
enlightenment at gunpoint.”
Participants should wear comfortable clothing and ring a journal or a sketch pad. There is a $10 donation request to Evergreen. To register or for
more information, call Jeanne Limmer at 356-3422.
PHOTO: Jeanne Limmer invites the community to participate in
“Life/Art/Dance” at her North Conway dance center on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 from 6-7:30pm, sponsored by Evergreen Institute for Wellness.