Move Closer

an Open Floor Workshop mit Sue Rickards

Wir freuen uns, nächsten Mai Sue Rickards in Winterthur für einen Openfloor Workshop begrüssen zu dürfen.

Why would we want to move closer to anything?
Why would we want to be closer to ourselves?

Perhaps because there can so much vitality, creativity, sensitivity and aliveness available, by this simple dance of Moving Closer.

And then it’s more likely we can be truly relational, not like in the Hollywood movies, but in Life – the real, raw, gutsy, trembling, roaring, whispering, terrified, funny, adventurous human souls of us.

And because then we can take more care of the world, because we’re here for it.

What, by dancing?


Was ist Open Floor?

Common Ground

Open Floor Movement Practice is a lively, sweaty, full-on dance inquiry:

- How can we move and include it all – feelings, other people, thoughts, wild passions, limitations?

- Can we use movement to soften the tight spots in our tender hearts and stretch our capacity for relationship?

- What happens if we turn old repetitive thoughts into choreography for creative dances?


We start small, end quiet. We respond to obstacles and mind the gaps. Ask, how am I now? What’s possible? Find direction. Add fire. Push the limit. Embrace paradox.


There's an essential movement language we all speak when we take these questions to the dance floor. We call on universal elements that are inherent in any moving body, such as breath, gravity, centering, expansion and contraction. This is the common ground that all embodiment practices share.

Open Floor is where the rubber meets the road – a place for creative focus and loving attention.


Common Sense

Since the beginning of time human beings have gathered to dance. Mindful movement is surging all over the planet because it's good for us. People who dance regularly have keener minds, greater emotional intelligence, and a calmer presence. Connection, compassion, and communities grow. In this challenging world, common sense tells us to spend time dancing.


Common Good

The ripple effect is inescapable. One dance can change someone’s day, one act of kindness can inspire a whole community. Students often leave a session able to bring a more generous presence out into the world. We dedicate our work to the common good, to the benefit of all beings.


Common ground. Common sense. Common good.


This is what we cultivate on the Open Floor.



Leitung Sue Rickards
Datum 05.05 - 07.05.2017
Kurszeit Freitag 18.30-21.30, Samstag 11.00 -18.00 Uhr, Sonntag 11.00 -17.00 Uhr
Ort Tanzschule Catwalk
Kosten CHF 350.- (nur Freitagabend CHF 50.--)
(exklusiv Unterkunft/Verpflegung)
Anzahl TeilnehmerInnen min 20, max 80
Kurssprache Englisch (Schulenglisch genügt)
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