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Experiment, Move & Play

Register by Saturday Feb. 25!

*Please note that the registration and contact forms were broken for part of the month of February.

Please email to:  contacto@bodymapstudio.com
or call: (709)  770 -3342

The exploration of the body and learning accurate information about it has been fundamental in my process as a musician and as a person. My training in classical music, and my past beliefs, shaped me so that having control and the search for perfection were essential in my life. The exploration of new forms in music was not encouraged.

After experiencing tendonitis, in an effort to connect with my body, I started practicing yoga.  Years later I gave it up for a busy performance schedule. I assumed that body, movement, and music couldn’t exist together. Body Mapping allowed me to make that connection and start a new process…

The idea of Experiment, Move & Play is to open a space where we can link the exploration of the physical body with the creative self. The body is a medium for our performances. Using Body Mapping we will learn about how we are naturally designed to move, not only to avoid injuries or tension, but also to identify and work through limitations. At the same time, we will give room for the spontaneous through some improvisation.

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Connecting Bodies

Gabriela Sanchez playing marimba and Corie Harnett dancing.

I am excited. This time it is a different type of excitement, different from any other.  It’s a first time.

I am a musician and I have been playing music for about 15 years. I love music. I love playing in the orchestra, in a percussion ensemble, and with other instrumentalists. Playing is absolutely exciting, challenging, and addictive, as any other musician would know. Continue reading Connecting Bodies

Music in Summer

Is it important to go to music festivals? Here, I explain briefly some of my experiences and how they have affected my life.

While I was studying my first years in music, my perception of time was based on having to go to school and then vacations. These periods weren’t complementary as I would forget my interests over the summer and spend time with family. In those years, I am sure that I enjoyed and learned something in the time between school years, however I wasn’t following a personal path. I was too young to realize what types of things I wanted and could pursue.

It was later that I discovered that in summer there are music festivals, and then I perceived these as an extension of school to keep learning.

Now, probably as a result of living outside my country (and having to experience the pass of time within seasons), life experiences, and age, I realize that summer brings an amazing number of opportunities to nurture our musical and creative needs. Continue reading Music in Summer