Moving Between Worlds: summer workshop with Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose

Moving Between Worlds: summer workshop with Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose

Dancers and artists from any field as well as anyone interested in exploring movement and embodiment in depth are invited to a weekend residency workshop with renowned movement and dance artists Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose (US) to explore moving between worlds: inner and outer; self and other; self and Earth.

Moving Between Worlds: Seven Practices to Refresh Ease and Inspiration 

Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July / Bergen Danssenter

“Betweenness is a central theme. We wake in the morning, move from silence to speaking, indoors to outdoors, private to public, and personal to professional with multiple transitions. As we communicate with different parts of ourselves, fellow humans, and our surroundings, we cross thresholds from one dimensional realm to another. Amidst all these transitions not-knowing is constant: there is a gap between where we were and where we are going…In this state of betweenness, we are immersed in fresh possibility.”
 (From Olsen’s Moving Between Worlds, A Guide to Embodied Living and Communicating, Wesleyan University Press, 2022

Together, we will explore movement practices that you can do on your own to establish the delicious flow between groundedness and spaciousness in daily life or artistic practice. Drawing on the body of work developed by Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose over the past four decades in experiential anatomy and authentic movement, we move, write, and reflect on the process of perceiving freshly in service of more conscious living and making.

The workshop is held in English.


Friday 30 June 16.00 / Talk with Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose

Saturday 1 July 10.00-16.00 / Workshop

Sunday  2 July 10.00-16.00 / Workshop

Location: Bergen Danssenter, Studio 2Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen

Fee: PRODA members: 500kr, non PRODA members: 1000kr

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For any inquiries, please email Katja:


Andrea Olsen, dance artist, writer, and educator, is 
author of a quartet of books on the body: Bodystories:
A Guide to Experiential Anatomy (1991)Body and 
Earth: An Experiential Guide (2002)The Place of
 Dance: A Somatic Guide to Dancing and Dance
 Making (2014), and Moving Between Worlds: A Guide
 to Embodied Living and Communicating (2022) with
 colleague Caryn McHose, along with numerous articles 
and chapters in anthologiesShe is a Professor
 Emeritus of Dance at Middlebury College in the US and
 teaches and performs internationally. Recent film projects co-created with media artist Scotty Hardwig include the website Body and Earth: Seven Web-Based Somatic Excursions with Caryn McHose and international dance artists, and the multiple-award-winning dance short Matkalla, filmed in Finland and Sweden with Eeva-Maria Mutka.

Caryn McHose is a movement artist, Advanced Certified RolferTM and Rolf Movement Practitioner®. and co-author (with Kevin Frank) of How Life Moves, Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness (North Atlantic, 2006). She collaborated with Andrea Olsen on the books Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential AnatomyThe Place of Dance, a Somatic Guide to Dancing and Dance Making; and Moving Between Worlds: A Guide to Embodied Living and Communicating. She has taught creative movement for people of all ages for over fifty years. Her work is influenced by her study with Hubert Godard, developmental movement with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, and Continuum with Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper. She is also a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and Certified Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Practitioner.

Dansekunstnerene Susanna Reccia og Katja Nyqvist har tatt intitiativet til denne veldig spennende workshopen som er et samarbeid med Bergen Dansesenter og PRODA Vestland. 

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