‘Dancing Outdoors’ article by Michelle Wilkinson published in Participate community dance newspaper June 2015
FOR 2023 There are no workshops due to Michelle's own ongoing reseach. Below samples of last year's workshops.
ESTUARY EXPRESSION Tuesday 24th May 2022 2-5pm Cost £25
Exmouth spring workshop in a textured terrain of grasses, sand, shell and stone. Feel the protection of a living wall and follow the ripples of the tidal turn. Within the skyline vista make and create with nature’s gifts. View this site in the film ‘Estuary Expression’ on the home page of this website.
CLIFF-TOPS & GREEN POOLS Thursday 16th June 2022 2-5pm Cost £25
Exmouth summer workshop connecting with the earth, sky and horizon on grassy cliff-tops. Far below meet the ever-changing tidal seascape and find movement expression in a textured terrain of sandstone, shell, seaweed and saltwater pools. View this site in the film ‘Seaweed Pools’ (fourth video down) on the solos page of this website.
AUTUMN ARRIVAL Thursday 20th October 2022 2-5pm Cost £25
Celebrate the onset of autumn in the woodland magic of leaf-fall layers. Take time to reconnect with yourself, play, make and create with the wonders of windfall. In movement and stillness herald the unfolding of the season. View this site in the film 'Bystock Wood Installation' (third video at the top) on the art page of this website.
These workshops connect people with the wisdom of the earth, trees, sea and sky. Here participants find their own relationship with land and seascapes through simple movement scores. From this, personal responses arise to varied terrains and weather conditions which may evolve into artwork, written reflections or dances. These workshops, in the Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth area, run throughout the year. You can see images of previous workshops in the videos on the right and the Gallery page of this website. Information & workshop booking phone Michelle on 01395 271037.
"One of the best days in a long time…fruitful, peaceful, relaxing and inspiring. It brought to the fore creativity and capabilities I did not think I had." Liz Goulding
"It filled me with a sense of awe and wonder that we should be blessed with such nature around us…it is all there for us to appreciate and take in. The magic stayed with me through my donkey that wanted to play. I found support and security in the trees after a somewhat challenging descent…saw what my imagination described as a temple in the horizon…a sanctuary of rest." Helen Goodman-Payne