The Group Motion Workshop is a resource for creative and authentic expression through dance, music and movement. It offers a space for expression and communication which is spontaneous, deep, and direct, allowing for new channels of creative potential to open. It celebrates the language of movement as a language that anyone can speak and understand. It creates a ritual space for building and celebrating community.
Developed by Manfred Fischbeck and Brigitta Herrmann in 1970, the Group Motion Workshop is an outgrowth of their work with Group Motion Multi Media Dance Theater. Since then, it has reached and moved thousands of people, touring nationally and abroad through Germany, France, Argentina, Barbados and Japan. Led by Manfred, Brigitta, and those certified by the teachers training program, the workshop combines highly refined structures of improvisation, movement meditations, and contact dance with explorations of breath flow, sound, and movement qualities. These are used as ways to discover and experience the language of dance. These structures reflect universal patterns of communication found in nature and the human psyche. They are incorporated into a workshop experience to encourage the exchange of human spirit and potential through dance and music.
A group of outstanding musicians accompanies each workshop behind the leadership of Manfred (keyboard) and Brigitta (voice). The workshop creates a space that is safe and explorative, physical and spiritual, healing and energizing – a space for personal and collective journeying into creative growth and transformation.
They are always open to anyone! No previous dance or movement experience required!