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Grief, Healing, and Dance

Monday, May 30th 2022, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2368 Le Conte Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709

Join us in person for the second in our two-part series with CARe's Dance Scholar in Residence, Dr. Alexander H. Schwan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Theater Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and Visiting Scholar at the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion. 

This workshop will explore grief and healing through the medium of dance. We will be led by Natan Daskal, a core faculty member of the Talmapa Institute, in movement of our own, as well as discussion as to the importance of movement in the process of grieving.
 
Natan Daskal’s background in theater, dance, design and fine arts combine with his love of nature, dedication to social justice, and commitment to personal development under Tamalpa Institute’s approach to learning and living artfully. Natan has extensive teaching experience working directly with Anna Halprin. Natan studied ballet at the Joffrey School in New York City, received his BFA in Communication Design at Parsons the New School for Design, and received his MA in Education at Goddard College where he studied the intersection of somatics, creativity, and community education.
 
Alexander H. Schwan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Theater Studies at Freie Universität Berlin with a research focus on spirituality, religion, and dance. He is also a Protestant theologian and an ordained pastor in the Protestant Church in the Rhineland, Germany with education in pastoral care and healthcare chaplaincy. Alexander has been a Visiting Lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara and has held visiting fellowships at Princeton University and Harvard University.

Many thanks to GTU student Jess Jones, Director of the Berkeley Institute of Religion for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for hosting us!

No RSVP necessary -- just turn up!