A Meditator’s Dance Hall and a Dancer’s Meditation Hall

March 19, 2016 - March 19, 2016 211 SE 11th Avenue Map and Directions | Register Description:Saturday March 19th, noon - 4pm A Meditator's Dance Hall and a Dancer's Meditation Hall CDP Practice and reflection with NYC Play Pod and Barbara Dilley via the miracle of Skype. Beginning Origins- The dancer's meditation hall Middle Sangha- resting in and support End Village- how the practice goes into the world $30 or $60 for the practice if you are also buying Barbara's book This Very Moment ($40 retail at www.barbaradilley.com) Barbara has requested that all participants have completed a short reading from her book (which we will make available to all who register via PDF), so please register in advance and online. Practice Session Limited to 15 participants. Register

Rare Birds at the Blue Dragon Ball

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it’s Dream Season – enter the Imaginarium

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" text_font_size="14" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" saved_tabs="all"] “The imagination is not only holy, it is precise / it is not only fierce, it is practical / men die everyday for the lack of it, it is vast & elegant…”  -Diane di Prima The guest list for the Blue Dragon Ball is taking shape, and I can already see that we are in for an amazing evening. There are still tickets available, for exactly fifty of us all together. This is our rare & golden invitation to play and create together. Dreaming it up has been an inspiring blend of dipping into my personal well along with a bounty of synergistic moments with friends and co-makers. It’s hard to say what will take place. I am pretty sure that you can expect an evening that will feed your imagination and welcome your most delighted expression. Really, a night in Space with a blue dragon, pop-up unicorns, clowns and art-games?? What more could we ask as we pass through the gate into the dreaming season? If I were honest, I would tell you

how Allies hold Space

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] There are unseen forces at work — watching over us, respecting our free will, embracing us with love if we allow them.   - Jonathan Zap who is the Blue Dragon, and why a Ball? Much of what we practice at Be Space engages a compassionate observer. In Contemplative Dance Practice we call it the role of the well-wisher and onlooker. In Authentic Movement we cultivate an inner and outer witness. At Open Floor and other performance practices we bring the audience closer to us - dissolving the sense of separation and befriending the 'other' as ourselves. In all of our explorations we are making an offering to the seen and to the unseen. The day after I was handed the key to our new creative home at 211 Southeast 11th Ave, my dear friend Alouette and I brought in the first of many armloads of things to begin shaping the space into its intended purpose. Many allies have taken up residence at Be Space, but the Blue Dragon was the first among them. From its perch it has been witness to the full range of moments in Space - sacred naps, delightful surprises, musical

Ted Owen

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="LAB Description" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"] Life.Art.Being Integrative Arts Festival Full Moon Village Community Drum Circle with Ted Owen Friday August 4, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Be Space @ Vibrant Studios, 1532 SW Jefferson Street The moon is nearly full and our village is gathered. Bring your drums, shakers, hands & feet! Some instruments will be available, and there is ALWAYS room for more. Drumming together gives us the chance to listen and share in a way that is utterly accessible, connective, and deep fun for everyone. Register in Advance for Full Moon Village: $10 [/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider color="#0bacc1" show_divider="on" divider_style="solid" divider_position="top" hide_on_mobile="on"] [/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text admin_label="Ted Bio" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"] Ted Owen is a board-certified music therapist and long-time professional drummer and percussionist with a bachelor’s degree in music performance. Ted lives and breathes rhythm and likes nothing better than spreading the joy of music to anyone he encounters – especially by playing drums (and if you ask him nicely, he’ll also play guitar or keyboard). Ted is a true problem-solver. Present him with any sort of problem – from

this is the Beginning

Life.Art.Being convenes this week. Here is a peek inside: I'm guessing this summer has been eye-opening for a large majority of us -- systems are collapsing, and we are waking up to the rift between ourselves and our world that has been slowly deepening. I might not be the only one whose mind feels chaotic; and lacking a container to respond to the unimaginable changes upon us, it's easy to tumble into busy-ness, confusion, and despair. Oh so long ago, I focused my college studies on environmental policy and social engagement.  I then founded the Center for Sustainable Living, a community education project in mid-Missouri. In those years I was angry, I was grief-stricken, and I worked an irrational number of hours each week attempting to respond to the world as I was coming to know it. It felt like the world and my mind were intensifying at great speed and in pace with each other. After spending over a decade in activist culture, my passion for the earth was reduced to exhausted ash. I came to the conviction that the fundamental challenge we are confronting is in our frayed sense of inter-connection. It is my belief and inspiration that we can begin to restore

The Blessing Tree

AIMLESS LOVE This morning as I walked along the lakeshore, I fell in love with a wren and later in the day with a mouse the cat had dropped under the dining room table. In the shadows of an autumn evening, I fell for a seamstress still at her machine in the tailor’s window, and later for a bowl of broth, steam rising like smoke from a naval battle. This is the best kind of love, I thought, without recompense, without gifts, or unkind words, without suspicion, or silence on the telephone. The love of the chestnut, the jazz cap and one hand on the wheel. No lust, no slam of the door – the love of the miniature orange tree, the clean white shirt, the hot evening shower, the highway that cuts across Florida. No waiting, no huffiness, or rancor – just a twinge every now and then for the wren who had built her nest on a low branch overhanging the water and for the dead mouse, still dressed in its light brown suit. But my heart is always propped up in a field on its tripod, ready for the next arrow. After I carried the mouse by the tail to a pile of leaves in the woods, I

Rhea Wolf

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_text admin_label="Opening Night Description Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial" _builder_version="3.0.64"] Awakening to Our World Life.Art.Being Opening Night! with Rhea Wolf Friday July 28, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Be Space @ Vibrant Studios, 1532 SW Jefferson Street “More basic to the Great Turning than any ideas we hold is the act of courage and love we make together when we dare to see the world as it is.” -Joanna Macy  We are alive in interesting and dangerous times. Great changes are sweeping across our planet and it can feel difficult to understand our role in life. How do we deal with feelings of uncertainty or fear in face of such overwhelming circumstances? How do we find joy and inspiration in the midst of challenge? How can we take part in healing ourselves and our world? We open this year's festival with stories to strengthen our mythic imagination, and a discussion about the ways in which we can connect to the wisdom of the body by accessing a deeper relationship with time and the language of the heart. These resources will help

Donnella Wood

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Series Description Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"] Inhabiting Our Earth Body 3-part series with Donnella Wood Tuesday, August 1st - Thursday, August 3rd, 9:30 - 12:00 pm Be Space @ Vibrant Studios, 1532 SW Jefferson Street "The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing." - John Muir Our inherent body intelligence is deeply connected to our relationship with the Earth. How we orient to and what we sense, feel, and perceive in our environment informs our movement and our experience of ourselves in the World. In this workshop we will enliven our connection to our Earth Body. We will inquire how perception and orientation, our Earth Body language, can support ease, security, and fluidity in ourselves and with others. Each day we will explore a new theme and allow time to deepen and integrate our discoveries through the practice of Authentic Movement. A self-directed movement form that invites movement to

Damaris Webb

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Series Description Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"] Deep Play Practices Contemplative Dance Practice, 3-part series with Damaris Webb Wednesday August 2nd - Friday August 4th, 2:00 - 5:00 pm Be Space @ Vibrant Studios, 1532 SW Jefferson Street an urban retreat for the art tribe Uncover a refreshing and holistic approach to arriving and becoming present within 'the village', rooted in contemplative awareness practices and the postmodern improvisational dance lineage. Open to all humans interested in creative physical expression, this workshop is intended to support a wholesome way of being an artist in the world while strengthening our internal compositional eye, and is complementary to many styles of performance training. Yielding to deep play, we evoke our individual kinesthetic delight with an awareness of the group, showing us a path to manifesting spacious, confident and balanced improvisational expression. Part One: The Four Postures of Mindfulness & Little Disciplines / parallel play Part Two: solo forms  / contemplative dance practice Part Three: Red Square / contemplative dance practice Space is limited, register in advance. Price valid through July 25. $40 per session [/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider color="#15adc1" show_divider="on" divider_style="solid" divider_position="top" hide_on_mobile="on"] [/et_pb_divider][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row