hinterlands 3 creative investigations of bodies and environments September 12 – 15th 2014

created and led by Ailsa Richardson

penpynfarch creative retreat centre

what previous participants have said:

Ailsa ‘s workshops are a real treat – clear and spacious, still & passionate. She allows you to create what you need to create–co-creative!

 I want to thank Ailsa, Andy and Eeva at Pen Pynfarch and the group for a truly magical experience, which I will remember for a long time.

The combination of this workshop and the setting of Penpynfarch provides an opportunity to refresh creative batteries and investigatecreative practice – to tune in, slow down, play and activate as necessary. We will be investigating the ‘hinterlands’ where bodies intersect with their surrounding environments and what we create in/at this intersection.

We will spend time in the small perfectly formed studio at Penpynfarch (with underfloor heating!) receiving the body’s condition and activating its potential for movement; investigating the nature of being in a body  – our awareness to and from the body, mind and imagination. Outdoors in the secluded and varied woodland, river, farm and pasture, we will be receiving, walking, moving, making, witnessing and responding.

The somatic practice and collaborative structures inherent in this workshop are informed by BodyWeather, Movement Medicine and Goat Island Performance Group as well as Ailsa’s performance and practice.

For more information about the workshop see http://www.ailsarichardson.com/professional/ – pro2 or facebook

The course will be held at Penpynfarch, a creative research and retreat centre with accommodation listed in  Alasdair Sawday’s ‘Special Places to Stay’

booking and deposit of £45 must be received by the 10th August for a booking form see here or contact ailsajr@btinternet.com