Are you seeking a moment of calm and stillness in the whirl of everyday life?
Welcome to our podcast Moments To Be
Daniel Linehan invites you to meditate together. With the podcast Moments To Be, you can take time for yourself at any place at any time of the day with a guided meditation. Daniel Linehan invites you to slow down, and guides you on a journey toward greater self-awareness and connection with the world around us.
n September, Platform-K and Hiatus join forces and organize 4 workshops together, on 2 Fridays in Ghent and 2 Mondays in Brussels. If you are curious, you can participate, with plenty or little dance experience. Explore new dance exercises and share your passion for movement in these inclusive workshops.
Platform-K is an inclusive dance company, working on the dreams of dancers with a disability. Through the construction of supportive networks, as well as the exploration of inclusive training methods, we create a space where dancers with a disability are allowed to navigate an individual artistic career. During Open Fridays, Platform-K introduces their inclusive contemporary dance training to dancers with and without disabilities.
Spaces are limited and there is a waiting list for the workshops on Monday. Register here to join us.
In Land Connection Practices Daniel Linehan and Michael Helland guide outdoor embodied movement practices to help us to connect with our senses and with our environment. They like to create time for physical play and moments of active urban meditation, to re-connect to our bodies and to our surroundings inside the space of a park. A park is a human-cultivated place, but also a place that responds to a basic human need to connect with the more-than-human, with green grass and blue sky and the wild beings that fly above and burrow below. Paricipants stand, walk, listen, talk, and move together to inhabit a place in the here and now, with their full bodies and open attention.
In June, the workshop was part of the program of and was greatly enjoyed by participants Les Minières Nuits des Fôrets in France and the Art, Climate, Transition (ACT) Symposium in London and was greatly appreciated.
Dear Daniel, dear Michael,
I didn’t see you disappear into the night at Les Minières on Saturday, so I didn’t have a chance to thank you and say goodbye. Thank you for your workshop, and for your radiant presence.
Your workshop felt like a floating moment for me. A Land Connection that paradoxically took me elsewhere. (Outland?) It was good, positively unsettling to be there and elsewhere at the same time.
The Land Connection Practices are accessible for everybody, professional dancers, amateurs, artists or non-artists alike.
Tending: taking care of our own bodies and others.
Tuning: finding diverse kinds of commonness with others and noticing the vibrancy of the places we inhabit.
Can we reach a state in which “dancing” and “giving attention” mean the same thing?
For Tending and Tuning, Daniel Linehan and Michael Helland draw upon more than 15 years of shared performance experience, reflecting and elaborating upon diverse dance scores and physical practices. Favourite pre-performance rituals become a playground for cultivating both subtle and robust forms of attention and engagement with ourselves and our surroundings, as we connect with our immediate environment to inspire new ways of moving and being. We return to the fundamentals of the body in motion: breath, circularity, vibration, and touch.
In this field project we work together to form an ecology of co-created rituals, performing site-sensitive interventions as offerings for the surrounding urban and natural landscapes. Suitable for professional and non-professional dancers. Let’s tune in and turn up!
5 till 9 October organized by Charleroi danse in Brussels