A quick video about Group Motion
Come dance with us!
Group Motion is an improv dance workshop with live music, open to everyone! You and the other dancers are lead through dance structures (developed by Brigitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck) by Laura Bertin, who's been leading Main Line Group Motion since 1999. Dance on your own, dance and connect with other dancers, and dance with the whole group.
Group Motion is playful, soulful and builds connections to yourself and others in new ways. Come explore dance and movement and see how it can lift and open your spirit!
Comfortable clothes for dancing, a water bottle, and your curiosity and creative spirit!
INDOORS at Contempra Dance Center
Strafford Shopping Ctr.
375 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne 19087
Monthly, usually first Saturday
See top of this site for the next date
$20 ($15-Students), $10 for first-timers
Please do not come if you are experiencing any symptoms, even if it just feels like a cold.
Any day-of questions or help with directions, call Micah, (610) 505-6462
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We look forward to seeing you soo
The Friday Night Workshop (FNW) originated in 1971 in a rehearsal session with the Group Motion dance company, led by the verbal instruction of Brigitta Herrmann in interaction with live music by Manfred Fischbeck and other musicians. A specific series of movement meditations, focus on the breath, sound, guidance, and movement qualities emerged as a blueprint. This led to a practice of structures and interactive games of movement expression, communication, and play
In a masterful integration of verbal and musical guidance, facilitated by Brigitta (voice and drum), and Manfred (voice and keyboard), the FNW has been accessible to people of all ages (professional dancers and interested individuals) for over 50 years, and is still ongoing!
Over the decades, the FNW has evolved, been modified, and informed by several factors: Brigitta’s studies in awareness, holistic healing practices, and Dance/Movement Therapy (including a MA in Somatic Psychology at Naropa University); and Manfred’s ongoing contributions to the workshops, company performances, touring work, and teaching at the University of the Arts and the University of Pennsylvania.
The FNW is a forum for creative and authentic expression through dance, music, and movement. It offers a space for spontaneous creation and communication, implying that dance is a language that anyone can speak and understand. It creates a ritual space for building and celebrating community.
Throughout the course of its duration, which includes hundreds of Friday night sessions in Philadelphia and numerous retreats and tours across the US and abroad, FNW has reached thousands of people: women, men and children from a spectrum of diverse ethnic and social backgrounds.
Upon demand, a Teacher’s Training was initiated in 1998 and has led to the formation of Satellite Workshops in: Wilmington, Delaware; Wayne, Pennsylvania; Rennes, France; and Berlin, Germany.
Learn about the weekly Friday Night Workshop in University City, Philadelphia.
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