Join a workshop in these additional locations:
Group Motion on the Main Line
FIRST Sunday of every month from 7-9 PM except July and August!
What to expect at a Group Motion Main Line Workshop…
Guided improvisational movement-structures accompanied by live music!
We welcome everyone (no dance experience necessary) interested in exploring expressive movement, connecting with yourself and others, and experiencing a fun time as well!
Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water. The Group Motion “Friday Night Workshop,” created by Manfred Fischbeck and Brigitta Herrmann, has been taking place in Philadelphia weekly since 1968.
For more information, or to be on our email reminder list, call:
Laura Bertin, (certified Group Motion facilitator)
(610) 640-4666 or (610) 547-6463
Group Motion Main Line Workshops take place at
375 W Lancaster Ave
Strafford, PA 19087
Arden in Motion
Once a month on Sundays from 3-5pm, we’ll be holding workshops in Wilmington, DE. Everyone is invited! All ages welcome, no prior experience needed.
Stretch! Move! Explore! Enjoy two hours of informal dance / movement improvisation to live music. The workshop begins with relaxation and guided stretching, then develops into creative movement structures with a sense of community and fun.
Led by Megan King, Kristin Narcowich, and Nina Sherak, certified Group Motion Workshop facilitators, with live music by the talented Arden In Motion musicians.
Come alive with Arden In Motion:
Jan 27, 2019
Feb 24, 2019
March 31, 2019
April 28, 2019
May 26, 2019
June 30, 2019
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Hwy
Arden, Delaware 19810
The Group Motion Workshop at Marameo, Berlin, Germany
with Jennifer Mann and Heidi Weiss
17.11.18 / 08.12.18 / 19.01.18
Collective Dance Making in the Moment
A Creative Practice
Open for ALL LEVELS!
The Group Motion Workshop is a two hour long, nonstop guided process of dance/movement improvisation with live music. Based on structures and scores created and developed by Brigitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck, the Workshop combines highly refined structures of improvisation, movement meditations, and contact dance. It is an outgrowth of their work with the Group Motion Dance Company originated in 1971. It is being conducted regularly every Friday night in Philadelphia for over forty years and has toured to festivals, dance centers, colleges and schools in the US and other countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Argentina, Germany, France, Poland, Lithuania, Cyprus, Bermuda and Barbados.
This tradition is now being implemented and carried on by Group Motion WS trainees, Berlin-based teachers Jennifer Mann and Heidi Weiss, and performing artist and leading Group Motion Workshop facilitator/teacher (since 2010) Laina Fischbeck from Rennes, France. An ensemble of musicians supports this interactive space with live improvised acoustic and electronic music.
No previous dance experience is required. The Group Motion Workshop offers a space for interactivity and communication which is spontaneous, deep and direct, allowing for new channels of creative potential to open.
It serves as a resource for creative and authentic expression through movement and sound and can be utilized as a creative practice for all levels and all ages. The overlap of participants from different backgrounds and of different ages, adds a powerful dimension of mutual learning and exchange of movement information and encourages the integration of body, mind, and spirit.
These structures are practiced in ways of playing, discovering and experiencing individually and collectively. Compositions and choreographic
patterns can be spontaneously created and experienced. The Group Motion practice creates a ritual space for building community. The workshop will be lead in English, with German translation when necessary.
Group Motion Workshop with Laina Fischbeck in Rennes, France
Group Motion Workshop à l'Elaboratoire
-échauffement yogique et dansé
- une travail profonde travers des structures d'improvisation inspiré par la danse Butoh sur des qualités physiques et émotionnels
- séance de 2hrs non stop d'improvisation guidé et accompagné par l'orchestre de musiciens.
17 Bis Avenue de Chardonnet
tarif : 40 euros
Laina Fischbeck has been a dancer and choreographer for over 30 years, born in Philadelphia, and now living in Rennes, France since 1998. She produces her own creations with her company D.E.A.D. Company internationally (Poland, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Greece). A firm believer in the mixing of art forms, cultures styles and ideas, she has always worked with artists in collaboration, looking to bring to the surface the hidden, the unknown, the profound emotional and obscure side of human existence. Laina is the first daughter of Brigitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck, the founders of the Group Motion Company Berlin/Philadelphia, and of the Group Motion Improvisational Workshop. She studied and performed imrpovisational dance at a very early age, while also studying numerous dance techniques, Wigman, Graham, Horton, Taylor, classic ballet, Capoeira, Yoga, contact dance, and very importantly Laina was impassioned by Butoh dance. She moved to Normandy, France, to study Butoh during five years with master Masaki Iwana. She now continues her leading of the Group Motion Workshop, as well as her teachings of “experimental dance” through workshops and classes, internationally, for over 20 years. The most recent project and creation of “Lost and Found” with Mathieu Broquerie, will be performing in Philadelphia, New York, France and Japan in 2018/2019.