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State Theta Galleries

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away be the sea, Europe is the less…. Any mans' death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind;
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee... "
John Donne, Meditation 17, Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions.
From 'Dance, Health and Wellbeing' by Miranda Tufnell

April 2011

Dear [fname],

Welcome to our April newsletter.

This newsletter and quotes are dedicated to those in Japan and the Middle East. The tsunami happened just hours before the March Planetary Dance offering in Edinburgh which was dedicated to those lost and suffering; we have been burning a peace candle sending our prayers and thoughts to all since then.

Included here is a link to a new website set up to raise funds for Japan through Shiatsu and Rose Charities

Please see information below on 2 special events in April:

  • Anna Halprin's Planetary Dance
  • Body Part Mythologies workshops -based on the pioneering work of Anna and Daria Halprin and the Tamalpa Institute

Also listed is our new program of regular classes and courses and, for the first time in Scotland, 3 internationally renowned teachers who will be running residencies at State Theta Galleries.


Anna Halprin's Planetary Dance

29th April 2011 (International Day of Dance)

“As we tap into the deep resources of bodily wisdom through creative art expression, we dance the renewal, recreation and healing of ourselves and our world.” Anna Halprin

As part of 4x4 - an 11 day event for dance or movement artists, choreographers and artists working in related art forms.
Produced by Bodysurf Scotland
Venue: The Findhorn Foundation Eco Village - a major international centre dedicated to personal and planetary transformation.

27th April: As part of this event Audicia will also be facilitating a screening of the award winning film 'Returning Home' (Winner of the Grand Jury Prize, Dance on Camera Film Festival)

There will be a Q&A panel discussion following the screening.

If you are interested in a Planetary Dance being offered in your community, organisation or place of work please contact us.

Further information on The Planetary Dance >>>


Body Part Mythologies

"The entire repertoire of our life experiences can be accessed and activated from the body in movement …every part and function of the body can also be understood as metaphors for the expression of our being" - Daria Halprin

Presented by Audicia Lynne Morley

These full-day workshops (10.30am-5.30pm) will use a multi-modal approach of improvised movement, creative writing, drawing/painting, aesthetic dialogue and response in order to journey through the body landscapes.

As taught and developed by the Tamalpa Institute. All hours contribute towards CPD.

  • Sunday May 8th
  • Sunday July 10th


Suprapto Suryodarmo. (Scottish premiere)

12th - 16th May 2011. A 5 day residency (Human Nature and Ritual Art) with Indonesian movement artist Suprapto Suryodarmo.

Suprapto initiated Sharing Movement Circulation in Europe, America, Asia and Australia and Web Art Garden, a world-wide network of artists and presenting organizations. He is the founder of Amerta Movement.

He also served as a delegation artist at the Asia Europe Meeting II in London (1998) and the International Shamanism Art Festival in Seoul, South Korea (2004)


Taira Restar and Ken Otter (Scottish premiere)

Present Anna Halprin's City Dance

Taira and Ken are both internationally renowned teachers on the main faculty of staff at the Tamalpa Institute California. Both are closely associated with Anna Halprin having taught and performed with her for many years.

11th to 14th August 2011. Performance Workshop including performance as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011.

The main focus material for this 4 day performance workshop will be Anna Halprin's City Dance. There will also be a showing of Breath Made Visible the new film of America's Dance Pioneer Anna Halprin by Swiss film maker Ruedi Gerber


Summer Classes. 2nd May - 28th July

Please note the summer term of classes is spread between May and July with only 1 class in June , exact dates and days for some of the thursday classes will be shifted to a tuesday for some of the weeks please see dates for individual courses below If you are interested in joining please get in touch.


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A system of physical fitness, movement and strengthening exercises

Evening Mondays 6.15-7.15pm (Intermediate)
Evening Mondays 7.15-8.15pm (Mixed)

May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
June 6th
July 11th, 18th, 25th

Morning Wednesdays 10.00 - 11.00am (Mixed)

May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
June 8th
July 13th, 20th, 27th

Lunchtime Thursdays 1.30 - 2.30pm (Mixed)

May 5th, 10th (Tues ), 17th (Tues,) 26th
June 7th (Tues)
July 14th, 21st, 28th

Chi Gung

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Taoist energy stretch exercises for health

Mornings Thursdays 10.00-11.00am (Mixed)

May 5th, 10th (Tues ), 17th (Tues), 26th
June 7th (Tues)
July 14th, 21st, 28th


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Focusing on internal awareness, alignment, breath and gravity to activate and develop Yoga asanas

Evenings Tuesdays 6.15-7.15pm (Mixed)

May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
June 7th
July 12th, 19th, 26th


If you miss a class, you can make it up by joining any other class or inviting a friend to any other class during the term paid for.


Crèche Facility

Louise Kay is able to offer a crèche service for daytime classes at State Theta Galleries in her home which is situated in close proximity to the Galleries.


Local support needed

We are looking for help with finding local accommodation for the 2 international residences happening here in May and August. If you have a room to rent, a house sit available or holiday cottage please let us know

Dates: 12th to 16th May and 10th to 14th August

Blessings from all of us


My heart is moved by all I cannot save: so much has been destroyed
I have to cast my lot with those who age after age, perversely,
with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world.
Adrienne Rich - American poet


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