Feb 3-March 10 (no class Feb 17)
Greene Moments Studio, Brooklyn
These workshops for adults and the children in their care are a way to reconnect with your full physical range and develop an expressive, communicative and playful body that will serve for all your years of child-rearing. Children are welcomed in the room and integral to our learning. We’ll learn exercises and games based on Emma’s experience in acrobatics, Tai Chi, partner dancing, and others. This class supports bonding, modeling, language and movement for children while developing creativity, communication, suppleness and strength (of both body and spirit) for adults in early parenthood.
This workshop is geared toward adults with a child who is independently mobile but still light enough to lift.
Available for booking
This is a workshop inspired by a presentation I made at IDEO for a program they organized called MOTION/EMOTION. I further developed it with interaction designer Marco Triverio for a special class at the Stanford d.school.
Everyone wants to make work that feels more human. But what does that actually entail? Humans are inherently physical and emotional entities; flawed, unique, and ephemeral. Can the complex nature of human beings inspire the craft of interaction design? This workshop draws on performance techniques from around the world, looking at the various modes and expressions of humanity over centuries and across cultures. Through embodied exercises, design explorations, and group discussions, the workshop encourages students to ground their designs in their own humanity.