Techniques with Jesi Cook
Friday, March 26 at 12:30-2pm EDT
*Join Jesi Cook in conversation with K.J. Holmes, Gerald Casel, and Paul Singh on Thursday, March 25 at 6pm EDT
ABOUT THE CLASS:
Interiors / Technique: How can we detangle fear-based training from our motor-neuro pathways to shed artififice, habits, and tension to move with clarity and ease?
This 90 minutes focuses on toning the inner to outer landscape while attempting to rewire harmful patterning caused by trauma, western dance training, and environmental stressors.
Class begins with a glacial paced warm-up using acupressure, the taoist deer practice, and lymph drainage/ breathing, to clear and connect inwards. Class then shifts to an integration of parasympathetic cueing within phrasework and improvisation scores. We’ll re-route new channels within our movement praxes as we unearth, observe and notice.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Jesi Cook is an artist based in Brooklyn and currently a 2019-2020 Movement Research AIR. Her interest in healing the body has led to investigations in somatics, improvisation, sound, drawing/painting, and Chinese medicine theory. Her choreography and collaborations have been presented at LmaK Gallery, MoMA PS1, Roulette Intermedium, AUNTS, PAM, Pieter Space and others.
She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and healer practicing Tui-Na, Reiki, and Acupressure since graduating from Pacific College of Health and Science in 2013.
She is a practitioner at Maha Rose and Bedstuy Acupuncture & Massage, and private practices in Greenpoint and East Village.
Her recent drawings Seed Scores were selected in the most recent issue of The Capilano Review, Im Looking For a Way to Dance.
She holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance.