Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose at UCLan

Public Workshop, Lecture, Seminar


Tuesday 9th June 2015, Media Factory, Preston

Body & Earth

Workshop: Caryn and Andrea will introduce their Body and Earth training principles through experiential anatomy and evolutionary movement, the session will explore how orientation and perception underlie every movement we make. Embodied inhabitation of our self and the world around us is a necessary skill to meet challenges in con- temporary life. Moving and clarifying, witnessing and reflecting, we collaborate as a creative community to restore inherent body movement intelligence—building a quality of shared awareness and sustained presence.

Lecture: ‘Reimagining Our Relationship to the Dancing Body’

Combining somatic principles and performance, Olsen introduces key concepts from the Body and Earth training program and shares views on balancing the nervous system for effective communication. Open to all.

This day will close with refreshments and Book signing.
This will be their only public workshop in the UK in 2015


Morning Workshop, 9.45am-12.45pm Dance studio ME020 (£45, advanced booking essential)

Afternoon Lecture and discussion, 2pm-4pm (Free, open to all)

Book signing, 4pm-4.30pm Bring your book, buy a book… and get it signed.

To Book your place

For the workshop, please email:

or telephone:

01772- 893951 or 01772- 893383

To reserve a FREE place for the lecture please go to:

Caryn McHose has taught perception- based movement for over 45 years. She is the co-author (with Kevin Frank) of How Life Moves, Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness. She is the collaborator for the book, Bodystories, by Andrea Olsen. She has a private practice in somatic movement therapy and teaches somatic work and structural integration in the US and internationally. She is Rolf Movement® Practitioner, a Certified RolferTM, Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, Registered Biodynamic Cranial Therapist, and Regis- tered Somatic Movement Therapist.

Andrea Olsen is Professor of Dance and has held the John Elder Professorship in Environmental Studies at Middlebury Col- lege in Vermont, USA. Author of Body and Earth: An Experiential Guide; Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy; and The Place of Dance: A Somatic Guide to Danc- ing and Dance Making, with Caryn McHose, she performs and teaches inter- nationally. Andrea is a contributing editor for Contact Quarterly and a certified Em- bodyoga® instructor.