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Interdependence in Motion: A Continuum Retreat, July 2–7, 2023, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
This annual retreat is a cherished time to soak up the magic of community in nature with Elaine Colandrea, Megan Bathory-Peeler, Robin Becker, Ellen Cohen, Melanie Gambino, Bonnie Gintis, Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell and Linda Rabin creating explorations and holding space for our precious community of somatic movers. Receive Continuum teachings from each faculty's unique talents and overall coherence from this group of eight - an octo-pod! Join the community created in the circle of Continuum.
Gallery of Deborah Mutschler
Watermark Arts is happy to feature the interweaving artwork of Deborah Mutschler. "Since establishing a Continuum practice, I see branching rivers and trees reflected in our circulatory system, or the swirling of our muscles and organs mirroring patterns of water. I’m drawn to share this sense of an underlying coherence in the natural world as my guideposts on the journey to greater connection with humanity and the planet."
Is the secret to slowing down time...being in the unknowing?
With great excitement, Watermark Arts now holds the archive for artist Barbara Mindell’s lifetime of painting, drawing and writing. Watermark Arts is indebted to Barbara's mutually inspirational relationship with Continuum founder, Emilie Conrad. These two amazing women sparked each other to greater realms of creativity and innovation. We are also welcoming two more artists with roots in Continuum – writer Suzanne Konnersman of Indiana and Toronto-based musician Michael Menegon.
Elemental Body Book Launch Event
Please join us on Sunday October 23 for an online book event celebrating the publication of The Elemental Body: A Movement Guide to Kinship with Ourselves and the Natural World. Authors Elaine Colandrea and Rori Smith will read from their book and guide participants in a movement exploration. Contributing artists Sandra Capellaro and Gisela Stromeyer will read their poetry and Prue Jeffries will share one of the videos from the book.
Watermark Arts Welcomes Artist Hanna Sybille Müller
Hanna Sybille Müller is a choreographer, dramaturg and dance artist living in Tiohtiá:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal. Her main focus is language, movement and its interrelations. Sybille is interested in both language’s and the body’s strange, magical and ordinary potencies.
Tribute to Jean-Claude Van Itallie
I will always be grateful for Jean-Claude Van Itallie's embodied artistry. In a recent Watermark Arts tribute, we included this short video excerpt from a 2016 performance. Jean-Claude left this world on Sept 9, 2021; fortunately his books, plays, translations, even an opera, and much more live on in all the people he taught and influenced. ~ Elaine Colandrea
Honoring Jean-Claude Van Itallie
Honoring my colleague Jean-Claude Van Itallie in this remembrance from Watermark Arts. So vibrant and talented, I have a hard time imaging the world without him. Follow the link for performance excerpts of Jean-Claude, as well as Lois Walden's recollection of working with JC on the opera, "Mila, Great Sorcerer."
Welcoming Artist - Binda Colebrook
Welcoming Binda Colebrook to Watermark Arts! Binda has been drawing and making objects all of her life. Binda showed extensively in New York in the 1990s and is now based in Western Mass. "Continuum has become a part of my daily grounding practice. It is through movement and breath at home and in local woods and streams that I feel increasingly connected to and part of the larger living whole that is Gaia."
Welcoming Artist - Penny Allport
Penny Allport is a creative explorer, Continuum teacher and Celebrant. She is re-imagining and co-creating ceremony throughout the life cycle, from before birth to after death. '"Do you think the body has a dream for itself beyond the one that you’ve contrived, Penny?' Emilie Conrad inquired of me, with her fierce curiosity and intense dedication to breaking spells."
Ruth Wieder Magan
Ruth Wieder Magan is best known for her pioneering work integrating sacred texts into contemporary voice/body theatre. Her unique approach to the somatic and transcendental aspects of voice, text and spatial perception is deeply rooted in Jewish oral tradition and informed by contemporary body approaches. "Becoming aware of the connection between voice and water revolutionized my understanding of voice and life. This awareness is a presence in my art forms and processes and will be forever.”
WELCOMING ARTIST SARAH S. KILBORNE
Sarah S. Kilborne is an author, performance artist, and equal rights activist She is creator and principle performer of the acclaimed show The Lavender Blues: The Story of Queer Music Before World War II. "Continuum invited me to follow my body, like a child following a stream. Where would my body lead me? I learned that each exploration would bring forth a different answer, a different experience, the stream within being more like an unmapped ocean, ever ready to show me more.”
WELCOMING ARTIST BETHANY MURRAY
Bethany Murray is an artist, photographer and teacher whose practice is based on the body and the natural world. “I carry my photographic equipment to get to often hidden places. The performances that emerge in these landscapes become somatic rituals within the land and to how my body and its awareness encounters it. The rituals are performed to myself, to women’s stories and to the land itself. The photographs are all visual gestures to these moments.”
Welcoming Poet Patricia Brown
Patricia Brown lives in mid-coast Maine on a 150-year-old farm, known as Rolling Meadows Retreat Center where she teaches retreats. "My interest is Awareness. Accessing portals, dropping below the foreground, remembering the Substratum and weaving a life tapestry of form and formlessness….Yoga, Breath, Meditation and Continuum, the guides…opening, revealing, penetrating, awakening, resourcing, nourishing, recognizing, resting, and living as the elemental Essence of Being."
World Water Law
Today is World Water Day! Featuring water from three continents filmed by Prue Jeffries, this Watermark Arts video features the World Water Law - a global citizen's initiative that we can all support. To learn more visit the World Water Alliance and www.codes.earth/waterlaw. Water is life! Please share the video.