Up and Down Workshop - Vancouver B.C.
May
31
to Jun 2

Up and Down Workshop - Vancouver B.C.

"Up & Down" is a three-day movement workshop taught by Elia Mrak and Irene Lyon. 

May 31, June 1 and 2, 2019

Vancouver B.C. Canada
Rezansoff-McGill Studio at the BMO Theatre Centre

Early Bird Rate - $997 USD (until May 10)
Regular Rate - $1197 USD
2-pay option available until April 29th

Find out more and register for the workshop.

Our unique workshop teaches you how to connect with yourself, others and the space around you in a profound and joyful way. When you join us you'll learn how to break free from familiar patterns of stress and tension through the art and science of movement.

A typical workshop day begins with a playful movement warm-up that brings us into an open state to learn. From here we spend the day in deep exploration, experimentation, and engagement with self and others through our movement principles and practices. Over the course of the day we reflect,  integrate, and invite discussion and sharing of personal experience.

After many years of teaching we’ve found that no one ever wants to leave at the end of an Up & Down Day! This is a testament to creating a learning environment that is fun, transformative, and safe.

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Performance and a Party and a Workshop - Seattle
Jun
12
to Jun 13

Performance and a Party and a Workshop - Seattle

Performance and a Party

Thursday, June 13
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
@ MadArt Seattle
325 Westlake Ave N #101
Seattle WA

Buy tickets here!

A night of gathering, drinks, performance, music, and dancing. Basically, a performance and a party.

doors open: 7pm
show starts: 8pm
dance party: 9pm-12am
online price: $30
at the door: $40
* includes one free drink
cash bar: beer and wine available

Performance and a Party was born in 2016 when Hannah Wendel, Elia Mrak, and Yiannis Logothetis created a high-quality dance performance to accessible, non-traditional spaces in New York City, with a live DJ and a drink bar. Looking to attract people that normally do not attend concert dance in a theatrical setting, they set out to find more rustic and industrial spaces to transform into pop-up performance venues for a night. They blend contemporary, folk, and street dance into dramatic, humorous, and engaging physical performance.

How the night flows: People enter a cool, unique space. They meet new people, and enjoy a drink. With all seats set up for a great intimate view, the audience watches a show (45min) that blends contemporary dance, folk dance, house dance, and audience engagement. It is awesome and powerful. The show ends, and then we all party together with a DJ in the same space.

and a Workshop

Wednesday, June 12th 9:30am-11:30am in collaboration with Undercurrent.
@ Fremont Abbey
4272 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

tickets at the door - $15-$25 sliding scale

Join us for a special dance and movement workshop taught by Elia Mrak and Hannah Wendel, hosted by Undercurrent Seattle. All ages and all abilities welcome!

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'Skills and Spirit' - A Dance Workshop - Triskelion Arts Center - Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Jun
24
to Jun 28

'Skills and Spirit' - A Dance Workshop - Triskelion Arts Center - Greenpoint, Brooklyn

‘Skills and Spirit’

June 24-28, 1-4 pm
@ Triskelion Arts
106 Calyer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

$40/day
$160/ all 5 days

Tickets and more info

Skills and Spirit
a workshop of dance, philosophy, and spirit

Elia’s workshop teaches movement skills and inspires the soul. The workshop draws from Martial Arts, Dance, and Somatic practice, and turns it movement skills into expression and connection. The workshop is designed for the advanced professional and the curious beginner. The work honors the body and the spirit, because we all have both.

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Up and Down Workshop - New York City
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Up and Down Workshop - New York City

  • Feldenkrais Institue of New York (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Up & Down" is a two-day movement workshop taught by Elia Mrak and Irene Lyon. 

June 29 and 30, 2019

New York City, New York
The Feldenkrais Institute of New York

Early Bird Rate $697 USD (until June 7)
Regular Rate $797 USD
2-pay option available until May 28th

Find out more and register for the workshop.

Our unique workshop teaches you how to connect with yourself, others and the space around you in a profound and joyful way. When you join us you'll learn how to break free from familiar patterns of stress and tension through the art and science of movement.

A typical workshop day begins with a playful movement warm-up that brings us into an open state to learn. From here we spend the day in deep exploration, experimentation, and engagement with self and others through our movement principles and practices. Over the course of the day we reflect,  integrate, and invite discussion and sharing of personal experience.

After many years of teaching we’ve found that no one ever wants to leave at the end of an Up & Down Day! This is a testament to creating a learning environment that is fun, transformative, and safe.

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Up and Down Workshop - Brighton Workshop #1 UK
Oct
25
to Oct 27

Up and Down Workshop - Brighton Workshop #1 UK

"Up & Down" is a three-day movement workshop taught by Elia Mrak and Irene Lyon. 

October 25, 26 & 27, 2019

Brighton U.K.
The Studio

Early Bird Rate $997 USD (until July 31)
Regular Rate $1197 USD
2-pay option available until July 31st

Find out more and register for the workshop.

Our unique workshop teaches you how to connect with yourself, others and the space around you in a profound and joyful way. When you join us you'll learn how to break free from familiar patterns of stress and tension through the art and science of movement.

A typical workshop day begins with a playful movement warm-up that brings us into an open state to learn. From here we spend the day in deep exploration, experimentation, and engagement with self and others through our movement principles and practices. Over the course of the day we reflect,  integrate, and invite discussion and sharing of personal experience.

After many years of teaching we’ve found that no one ever wants to leave at the end of an Up & Down Day! This is a testament to creating a learning environment that is fun, transformative, and safe.

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Up and Down Workshop - Brighton Workshop #2 UK
Oct
29
to Oct 31

Up and Down Workshop - Brighton Workshop #2 UK

"Up & Down" is a three-day movement workshop taught by Elia Mrak and Irene Lyon. 

October 29, 30 & 31, 2019

Brighton U.K.
The Studio

Early Bird Rate $997 USD (until July 31)
Regular Rate $1197 USD
2-pay option available until July 31st

Find out more and register for the workshop.

Our unique workshop teaches you how to connect with yourself, others and the space around you in a profound and joyful way. When you join us you'll learn how to break free from familiar patterns of stress and tension through the art and science of movement.

A typical workshop day begins with a playful movement warm-up that brings us into an open state to learn. From here we spend the day in deep exploration, experimentation, and engagement with self and others through our movement principles and practices. Over the course of the day we reflect,  integrate, and invite discussion and sharing of personal experience.

After many years of teaching we’ve found that no one ever wants to leave at the end of an Up & Down Day! This is a testament to creating a learning environment that is fun, transformative, and safe.

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Performance and a Party and a Workshop - Los Angeles
May
24
to May 25

Performance and a Party and a Workshop - Los Angeles

Performance and a Party

Friday, May 24, 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
@ NAVEL Los Angeles
1611 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Buy tickets and find out more

A night of gathering, drinks, performance, music, and dancing. Basically, a performance and a party.

doors open: 7pm
show starts: 8pm
dance party: 9pm-12am
online price: $30
at the door: $40
* includes one free drink
cash bar: beer and wine available

Performance and a Party was born in 2016 when Hannah Wendel, Elia Mrak, and Yiannis Logothetis created a high-quality dance performance to accessible, non-traditional spaces in New York City, with a live DJ and a drink bar. Looking to attract people that normally do not attend concert dance in a theatrical setting, they set out to find more rustic and industrial spaces to transform into pop-up performance venues for a night. They blend contemporary, folk, and street dance into dramatic, humorous, and engaging physical performance.

How the night flows: People enter a cool, unique space. They meet new people, and enjoy a drink. With all seats set up for a great intimate view, the audience watches a show (45min) that blends contemporary dance, folk dance, house dance, and audience engagement. It is awesome and powerful. The show ends, and then we all party together with a DJ in the same space.

This particular performance will include guest artist, Alex Quetell, from the ATE9 Dance Company.

and a Workshop

Saturday, May 25th 2:30pm - 4:00pm
@ Live Arts LA
4210 Panamint Street
(on the corner of Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Join us for a special dance and movement workshop taught by Elia Mrak, Hannah Wendel, Yiannis Logothetis, and Alex Quetell, with live music by Vasilis.

All ages and all abilities welcome!
workshop: $20
SPECIAL PRICE for both Performance and a Party and a Workshop: $45

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Flying Low with Elia Mrak
May
15
6:15 PM18:15

Flying Low with Elia Mrak

This is a technique class where we learn how to fly into to the floor and out of the floor smoothly, easily, and with speed. We build from simple movements to complex phrase-work and finish with improvisation that takes us in and out of the floor, through music and playfulness.

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Flying Low with Elia Mrak
May
8
6:15 PM18:15

Flying Low with Elia Mrak

This is a technique class where we learn how to fly into to the floor and out of the floor smoothly, easily, and with speed. We build from simple movements to complex phrase-work and finish with improvisation that takes us in and out of the floor, through music and playfulness.

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Flying Low with Elia Mrak
May
1
6:15 PM18:15

Flying Low with Elia Mrak

This is a technique class where we learn how to fly into to the floor and out of the floor smoothly, easily, and with speed. We build from simple movements to complex phrase-work and finish with improvisation that takes us in and out of the floor, through music and playfulness.

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Flying Low with Elia Mrak
Apr
24
6:15 PM18:15

Flying Low with Elia Mrak

This is a technique class where we learn how to fly into to the floor and out of the floor smoothly, easily, and with speed. We build from simple movements to complex phrase-work and finish with improvisation that takes us in and out of the floor, through music and playfulness.

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Flying Low with Elia Mrak
Apr
17
6:15 PM18:15

Flying Low with Elia Mrak

This is a technique class where we learn how to fly into to the floor and out of the floor smoothly, easily, and with speed. We build from simple movements to complex phrase-work and finish with improvisation that takes us in and out of the floor, through music and playfulness.

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Performance and a Party and a Workshop
Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

Performance and a Party and a Workshop

Performance and a Party and a Workshop

Join us on Saturday February 16, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, for a special dance and movement workshop at BASE experimental arts in Georgetown, Seattle, taught by Elia Mrak, Hannah Wendel and Yiannis Logothetis, with live music by Vasilis.

BASE: Experimental Arts
6520 5th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108

All ages and all abilities welcome!

Buy tickets for the workshop.

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Performance and a Party - The Collective Seattle
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Performance and a Party - The Collective Seattle

$18/advanced online ; $24/at the door.

A night of gathering, food, drinks, performance, music, and dancing. Basically, a performance and a party. In a new, beautiful space focused on gathering people and fostering community: The Collective Seattle.

This idea started in 2016 when Hannah Wendel and Elia Mrak set out to create a professional-level dance performance in a rustic, lo-fi space in New York City that would make virtuosic dance accessible and inviting to non-traditional theater goers. And include a live DJ and a dance party. We have since created Performance and a Party in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Atlantic City, and Seattle. Here is our 7th edition. Don’t miss it!

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Contemporary Cypher (Workshop)
Jan
7
to Jan 11

Contemporary Cypher (Workshop)

A week-long workshop in New York, as part of the Triskelion Arts Festival.

Click here to Register for Workshop

January 7-11, 2-4pm. $20/day. $90/week. ($17/day, $80/week before Jan 1st)

More info on the Never Before, Never Again festival.

This workshop combines Qigong, House Dance, and Flying Low.

It is based on the ancient cypher — a dance circle of energy that supports the individual inside of the group. We first connect to our breath to our movement, and then we add music to find joy through a groove. We advance into playing with floor work, partner practice, and movement games. At the end we blend it all into the art of performance and improvisation.

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Rise & Fall
Dec
21
5:30 PM17:30

Rise & Fall

Rise and Fall is a fun and challenging class that blends movement techniques from dance, martial arts, and athletic training with funk/hip-hop music.  The goal of the class is to learn how to go up and down from the ground as simply and joyously as possible through practice and play.

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Rise & Fall
Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

Rise & Fall

Rise and Fall is a fun and challenging class that blends movement techniques from dance, martial arts, and athletic training with funk/hip-hop music.  The goal of the class is to learn how to go up and down from the ground as simply and joyously as possible through practice and play.

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Contemporary Cypher
Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Contemporary Cypher

This workshop is based on the ancient cypher — a dance circle of energy that supports the individual inside of the group. We first connect our breath to our movement, and then we add music to find joy through a groove. We advance into playing with floor work, partner practice, and movement games. At the end we blend it all into the art of performance, improvisation, and storytelling.

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Up & Down Workshop
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Up & Down Workshop

  • The Old Barn Community Centre, UBC Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Up & Down" is a workshop taught by Elia Mrak and Irene Lyon. It blends Feldenkraisian awareness through movement lessons, deep inquiry into the mind-body space via playful movement, and lively discussion.

Each day will be rich and full of opportunity to get active and moving in a creative way, and to quietly investigate and explore your body and mind.

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Contemporary Cypher for Everyone
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Contemporary Cypher for Everyone

Elia’s workshops offer us a safe place to feel comfortable as individuals while belonging to a larger group.  Using dance as playful self-expression, we reconnect to our own stories and recapture our full strength.

Elia’s methodology draws from his background of House Dance, Break Dance, Qi Gong, athletic training, and somatic therapy.

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Contemporary Cypher for Professionals
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

Contemporary Cypher for Professionals

Contemporary Cypher uses ancient knowledge to inform our present practice and shape the future of dance.

This workshop is based on the cypher — a dance circle of energy to support the individual in the group. It blends the energetic practice of Qi Gong, the musical groove of House/Breakdance, and the contemporary concepts of space, composition, and movement games.

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Rise & Fall
Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

Rise & Fall

Rise and Fall is a fun and challenging class that blends movement techniques from dance, martial arts, and athletic training with funk/hip-hop music.  The goal of the class is to learn how to go up and down from the ground as simply and joyously as possible through practice and play.

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Contemporary Cypher for Everyone
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Contemporary Cypher for Everyone

Elia’s workshops offer us a safe place to feel comfortable as individuals while belonging to a larger group.  Using dance as playful self-expression, we reconnect to our own stories and recapture our full strength.

Elia’s methodology draws from his background of House Dance, Break Dance, Qi Gong, athletic training, and somatic therapy.

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Contemporary Cypher for Professionals
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Contemporary Cypher for Professionals

Contemporary Cypher uses ancient knowledge to inform our present practice and shape the future of dance.

This workshop is based on the cypher — a dance circle of energy to support the individual in the group. It blends the energetic practice of Qi Gong, the musical groove of House/Breakdance, and the contemporary concepts of space, composition, and movement games.

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