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ADRI to Present "Mindful Movement" Workshop

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Elisha Clark Halpin (right) and Megan Moore

The Arts and Design Research Incubator (ADRI) in the College of Arts and Architecture will host a “Mindful Movement” workshop on Monday, Oct. 19, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 5:30–6:45 p.m., in 16 Borland Building. The workshop will be led by Elisha Clark Halpin, associate professor and head of the dance program in the School of Theatre.

The expressive improvisational movement practice in this workshop is an opportunity to increase awareness and self-knowledge through a bodily practice. With the dual goals of physical embodiment and increased consciousness, the practice is a time to come as you are and move. There are no set steps or routines, and no moves or sequences to learn. You move in your own body in response to the guidance of the facilitator. With a focus on breath, non-judgment and release, this contemplative movement practice is a safe place for exploring the body, mind and emotions. No dance or movement experience necessary. Practice is suitable for all abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. A notebook or journal is encouraged. Drop-in participants welcome; no RSVP required.

ADRI, a unit of the College of Arts and Architecture Research Office, provides support for high-impact arts and design research projects and will present a series of events throughout the fall 2015 semester. All events take place in 16 Borland Building. For more information, visit http://sites.psu.edu/adri or call 814-865-5126.