Workshops with Wendell Beavers and Erika Berland

May 13-18, 2018

at Naropa University, Boulder CO

6th Annual Somatic Training for the Performer Workshop

A 6 Day Intensive in Developmental Technique(tm),Experiential Anatomy, Viewpoints Theory and Practice and the Contemplative Context



Wendell Beavers, Founder of Naropa University's MFA Theater; Contemporary Performance Program


Erika Berland, founding faculty of Naropa's MFA, Certified Practitioner of Body Mind Centering(R), somatic educator and meditation instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage.

Daily Schedule:

2.5 hour Morning Sessions: Developmental Technique(tm),investigation of experiential anatomy principles, and contemplative practice as a psycho-physical practice

4 hour Afternoon Sessions: Application of somatic and contemplative techniques to devising performance material; investigating elements of acting such as character based on experiential anatomy scores; creating original movement from developmental and experiential anatomy material; integrating movement/dance, abstract image, text and story.

The workshop is designed to share new areas of training developed within the Naropa MFA Theater; Contemporary Performance Program.

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Wendell Beavers and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, BMCA Conference at Naropa June 2013

Wendell Beavers and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, BMCA Conference, Naropa University, June 2013

Erika, surrounded by her somatic "toys."