University at Buffalo
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Visual Studies

"Authentic Movement" sessions with Alicia Marván

September 12, 2013  by: Jeff Sherven

September 12, 16, 17, 18, 2013 – 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Visual Studies Gallery, B45 (basement), UB Center for the Arts

Authentic Movement is a somatic/expressive practice developed by Mary Starks Whitehouse where participants move with eyes closed from inner-directed impulses, taking turns to witness each other from a non-judgmental, creative perspective. This allows for an opportunity to drop into the inner self and unlock the creative potential at a physical level. After the moving there is time for drawing and/or writing as a creative exercise for documenting the experience and artistic ideas developed through the session. The material found can be used to create art or simply to increase our self-awareness, as well as mental, emotional and physical well-being. The sessions will be facilitated by Alicia Marván, 1st-year MFA in Visual Studies. She holds a BA in Dance and Performance, and has been a professional performance artist for 12 years:

Alicia Marván

202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
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