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Press Play

  • 1 h 30 min
  • From 10.59 US dollars
  • Crescent Collective

Service Description

Come along and “Press Play”! In this class, you are invited to say “hello” to your body’s creativity whether your hands are confidently on the start button or this is your first time gettin’ silly! By using self-touch, you will be guided into your unique flavor of play, release, presence, awareness, and artistic expression. The only necessary movement is showing up and the rest is up to you! Through an exploration of games inspired by anthropology and dance theory, you become the painter’s palette. Improvisational dance, reflective journaling, guided meditations, or choreographic explorations act to inspire curiosity, community, and conversation. Play allows us to intuitively explore ourselves and most importantly, create intentional space to witness the body that we live in; exactly as it is. Sweat, laugh, and shout to celebrate, sit with, or just be! Smile from your whole body and get goofy with us! Class Structure: Get to know each other (circle activity/ check in) Present the day’s concept (discussion/writing) Move them bodies Warm-up: Guided Meditation that builds to exploratory movement Structured movement tasks; Embodied breakdown of the day’s concept Play time! A game or dance that prioritizes the group connection Reflect, Restore, Rest! ABOUT DEROWEN (THEY/THEM): Derowen Cutchin ( is a professional dabbler and pole-dance instructor at the Butter and Filth studio having specialized in sensual and playful embodiment during their internship, as well as teaching through this medium. With an additional B.A. in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology from Oregon State University, Derowen has a focus on emboldening the unique experience of each student by using language, cultural awareness, and written prompts to guide their classes into expressive movement; allowing one to explore authentic identity and feeling. They are skilled at bringing out the lightness, playfulness, and joy associated with desire so that their students can begin new, curious conversations with their own bodies and with the world! ABOUT LU (THEY/THEM): Lucia Biondi (@tres.luccis) is a Venezuelan-born emerging multimedia performance artist, focusing on joy, pleasure, and silliness for sustainable wellness in diverse communities. With a B.S. in Health Science and a B.F.A in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University, they integrate research, collaboration, and a global perspective into their work.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 1800 Decatur Street, Richmond, VA, USA


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