Facilitation, Performance, and Events

Movement is meaningful.

A seasoned speaker, performer, choreographer, and group leader, Matthew can bring physical consciousness to your event or organization. Motivational, inspiring, and uniquely skilled in weaving movement with meaning, Matthew can facilitate collaboration, communication, and creativity in community.

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  • Ecstatic Connection Workshop and Dance Jam
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    2017.11.19America/Denver

    600 S Orchard St, Boise, ID 83705, USA

    600 S Orchard St, Boise, ID 83705, USA

    In this contact improvisation workshop and ecstatic dance jam we will cultivate joy and self-transcendence with movement meditations and soulful music that activates our intrinsic flow and get us out of our heads. We will explore our bodies as nature, generating ecstatic connection with ourselves and each other in a safe community container. The workshop warm-up will support physical contact with others, and will also support those wishing not to engage with contact to hold their own boundaries. The ecstatic jam to follow will provide you the space and time to connect in your own way.
    Schedule:
    10-11 Class/Opening with Matthew Nelson
    11-12:15 Ecstatic Jam with DJ Tim Beck
    12:15-12:30 Closing Circle
    $10 at the door.

    At Idaho DanceSport, 600 S Orchard st., Boise

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Offering movement in community:

Facilitation

Matthew facilitates meaningful embodied experiences.  Topics have ranged from Embodied Ecology Workshops bringing Permaculture to the body to Ecstatic Dance Workshops building empathy.  Matthew can help your group build the empathy and personal boundaries that underlie deep embodied creativity through workshops specifically tailored to your organizational interests. 

Performance

Matthew has a unique voice as a performer.  He breaks down traditional boundaries between performer and audience, dance and lecture, aesthetics and function, and in doing so invites you to find your own embodied voice.  He has performed on international stages, in public spaces, at conferences, and in community circles.  Dance is a means of connection.

Classes

Matthew teaches skills for having and being a body.  Online classes, like the video here, will be starting soon.  Having taught dance in universities, Matthew is a master teacher of Dance Improvisation, Contemporary Dance Technique, Contact Improvisation, Choreography, Somatics, Yoga, Pilates, and above all, the many spaces in between these forms.  See the calendar for local classes in boise.  Join the online community for online classes!

 

Choreography

Choreography is the design of space, time, and energy for aesthetic purposes.  Matthew has choreographed for the stage and the screen.  Matthew focuses on experiential inquiry, treating performances as lab reports.  In Resilient, Receptive, the work displayed here, the focus was developing a movement vocabulary emphasizing biotensegrity–the physics created by the connective tissue network.  

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