Contempo-Somatic Dance with Yanina Orellana
Guest artist, Yanina Orellana will be joining us from Guadalajara, Mexico for a special dance workshop January 15th! She is currently enrolled in the certification for Therapists and Educators in Somatic Movement through EastWest Somatics Institute Mexico with Ashley Meeder. The Shin Somatics method includes: bodywork, somatic movement therapy and somatic yoga.
Guest Workshop: $25 for participants, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds!
A contemporary dance class inspired by release based-movement taught through a somatic approach. The objectives of the class include: increasing body awareness, accessing the emotional body for artistic expression and sharing a learning experience in community. The somatic approach emphasizes living in the body as a whole and through the experience of movement. A space of creativity and inquiry is facilitated through guided improvisations and embodied anatomy. As a group, we find unity in moving and learning together.
For dancers, actors, or anyone interested in movement practices.
Yanina Orellana is a movement artist originally from Guadalajara, México. She received her undergraduate degree in Dance at California Institute of the Arts on 2015. Yanina’s choreographic work has been shown in Mexico, New Orleans, and in Los Angeles at Chicano International Film Festival, REDCAT, Human Resources and Highways Performance Space. She is a founding member of FLOCK; a collective based in New Orleans where she performs dance and theatre for film and live productions with artistic director Meryl Murman. In Los Angeles, Yanina collaborated, as a performer, in the creation of original work with multiple artists including: Critical Mass Performance Group, Jmy Kidd, Dance Aegis and Robbie Shaw, the latter two for Dance for Camera as well.
Her professional career includes teaching Modern, Contemporary, Improvisation and Creative Movement to children and adults, including teachers and professionals. As a teaching artist, she has worked with CalArts Community Arts Partnership, Invertigo Dance Theatre, YouTHink, Pieter Performance Space and Heidi Duckler Dance Theater. In 2013, she received a full scholarship to attend the Summer Residency for Teaching Artists at CalArts. In 2016, she was nominated for National Teaching Artists Appreciation Week by the Association for Teaching Artists for her dedication and excellence in work at CalArts CAP and other organizations and schools.