Mettler Studios Inc.

From Arizona Public Media, on Arizona Illustrated Sunday September 17 at 6:30 p.m. on PBS 6 in Tucson.


Fall 2018: Creative Dance Workshop: Introduction to Mettler-based dance and More! Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10.17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 2018; 6:00-7:30 pm


Spring 2018: Creative Dance Workshop:  Words and Movement!  Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28;  Apr., 4, 11,18, 25, 2018; 6:00-7:30 pm
Exploring the rich creative movement potential of words, both spoken and written.  Prior dance experience not needed.


Fall 2017: Sound and Movement! Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 2017; 8: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Introducing Mettler-based approach to dance as a creative art experience with a special focus on the unity of sound and movement.  Classes will focus on the many permutations of sound and its relationship with movement: through body percussion, vocal sounds, spoken word, percussive instruments and more!  Prior dance experience is not needed. All are welcome to join us in this inclusive, participatory dance experience.


Green Field School Residency:  Apr. 3, 4, 2017IMG_0340
2 half-day classes with students from Grades 5 – 9 as part of the school’s Interim Art Week.   Together with Co-Teacher, Meg Quinn, we introduced the students to a few basic elements of Mettler-based creative dance, such as using our bodies as instruments of movement expressions, making individual and group shapes, dancing with cloth and dancing with drums and shakers.  A fun time was had by all!


g-goehring-1Introduction to Mettler-based Creative Dance: 
Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017:  6:00 – 7:30 pm
Tucson Creative Dance Center, 3131 North Cherry Ave., Tucson AZ
Exploring movement expressions through improvisation techniques founded upon the free approach to dance and movement pioneered by Barbara Mettler.   No prior dance experience needed. Together we create an inclusive, participatory and collaborative environment where each dancer can contribute his/her unique creative energy to the group.
Since 2014, I have worked with Mettler Studios to assist 8 staff members from Vietnam and 7  representatives from Indonesia to attend and complete the Mettler Studios Creative Dance Teacher Training workshop held annually in Tucson, AZ.  Currently 3 organizations in Vietnam have incorporated Mettler-based Creative Dance in their rehabilitation and reintegration process for women rescued from human trafficking and gender-based violence.  Mettler-based creative dance has also been integrated into the dance curriculum at the Yogyakarta Institute of the Arts.  This multi-level program is part of my ongoing commitment to collaborate and connect with local organizations, artists, students and volunteers; to encourage self-sustaining and active engagement in community work within local communities.
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