As Artistic Director of BodyCompass Dance Project, Sarah directs collaborative processes that highlight the body’s intelligent navigation through our biological, social, and political worlds.
Laban Movement Analyst
Certified by Integrated Movement Studies in 2014, Sarah uses the Laban/Bartenieff framework in her teaching, choreography, and movement pedagogy. She offers private sessions that encourage alignment and expressive movement, focusing on rehabilitation and/or artistic expansion.
For professional dancers Sarah teaches Contact Improvisation, Compositional Improvisation, Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals and The Conscious Body Method for Energetic Alignment. She also designs movement workshops as a form of activism and community healing focusing on queer populations and survivors of sexual trauma. Her youth classes combine movement, performance art, observational science, and social engagement.
Explores through movement how developmental pathways reflect patterns of personal growth, individualization, and community integration. Adolescent-Adult
The Conscious Body
Developed by Nana Shineflug, The Conscious Body material guides students to engage their energetic/auric bodies, align the chakras to the spine, harmonize with the rhythm of gravity, and discover powerfully conscious, dynamic dancing!
The Bartenieff interpretation of Recapitulation Theory offers a roadmap to explore the evolution of our species through movement and sensation. All ages.
Scores & Somatics
This workshop approaches somatics through the lens of performance. Dancers are guided to deeply sense internal connection and ease of movement with Feldenkrais and Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals. Participants will explore the role of the witness and cultivate choice-making methods through improvisational score building.