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State Theta Galleries

"Art is our one true global language. It knows no nation, it favors no race, and it acknowledges no class. It speaks to our need to reveal, heal, and transform. It transcends our ordinary lives and lets us imagine what is possible." Richard Kamler

February 2011

Dear [fname],

Welcome to our February newsletter.

Some readers have asked for a reference to the photos we use. They are mostly taken by us and, if not, we are careful to credit the photographer. All images by State Theta Galleries are licensed under a Creative Commons agreement. Further information can be found at the foot of each page.

The pictures presented here feature East Lothian seascapes, Forres loch, Peace Ceremony shrine, visiting teachers and us.

In early January I was fortunate enough to be able to document the wonderful peace ceremony presented by the Shen Foundation, RainbowHawk and WindEagle. You can find out more about their work and returning visits to Scotland here >>>

New - 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 in Hillview Road.


Alongside our program of classes and courses with well known UK based teachers, 2011 sees development of various new projects. We are very happy to announce, for the first time in Scotland, 3 internationally renowned teachers who will be running residencies at State Theta Galleries.

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


We are also running 2 other courses:

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-6.00pm) 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 and all hours contribute towards CPD.

  • Sunday February 27th
  • Sunday March 27th
  • Sunday April 17th
  • Sunday May 8th
  • Sunday June 5th
  • Saturday 5th March 2011

Walking With Ease

A Feldenkrais Method® Workshop with Jackie Adkins.

Saturday 5th March 2011. 10.30am-4.30pm

Discover how the everyday activity of walking can become more effortless, pleasurable & powerful using the uniquely effective movement lessons of the Feldenkrais Method®.


Spring Classes. 17th January - 7th April

There are some spaces left in the classes. If you are interested in joining please get in touch. There will be a mid term break from 11th-20th Feb.


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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)
Morning Wednesdays 10.00 - 11.00am (Mixed)
Lunchtime Thursdays 1.30 - 2.30pm (Mixed)

12 session class card: £88
6 session class card: £54
Drop-In class: £10

Chi Gung

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Taoist energy stretch exercises for health

Mornings Thursdays 10.00-11.00am (Mixed)

12 session class card: £88
6 session class card: £54
Drop-In class: £10


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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)

12 session class card: £88
6 session class card: £54
Drop-In class: £10


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.

There will be a half term break from 11th - 20th February.

Private one-to-one tuition is available in all disciplines.


Anna Halprin's Planetary 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

The Planetary Dance was developed by renowned artist, Anna Halprin.

The next date I will be offering the Planetary Dance is:

Saturday March 12th 2011 as part of a Day-long Workshop entitled: Health, Well-being and Healing Through Spiritual Dance and Movement which in turn is part of the Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace ( Festival brochure download >>>.

Venue: The Meeting Room of the Quaker Meeting House. Edinburgh.

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

You can support our Community Wellbeing Through The Arts project through a Gift Donation. Further information >>>

Further information on The Planetary Dance >>>


Community News

CAAOC reports: Scottish Coal has NOT appealed the decision to refuse them permission to create an open cast mine on our doorstep. State Theta Galleries would like to thank all those who wrote in letters of support, bought raffle tickets and donated to the cause.


Cat News

We have 2 beautiful pedigree ragdoll boys looking for loving homes.

Blessings from all of us


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