ACTIVE PRESENCE LAB w/ Sarah Brutzman and Sakshi Keeton

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ACTIVE PRESENCE LAB w/ Sarah Brutzman and Sakshi Keeton



With Sarah Brutzman and Sakshi Keeton

Join us for an afternoon of movement exploration in a beautiful natural setting!

Gathering in the large yurt with the sound of the river as a backdrop, we will join nature within

and without. Through guided perceptual exercises and facilitated free movement, we will dive

deeply into our creative moving selves, expanding our sense of who we are as physical beings.

Our investigation will center around connecting with the body’s innate intelligence. We will

explore ways of enhancing our ability to allow unlearned ways of knowing to surface in the

body, discovering what we can experience about ourselves and others as both simple and

complex movers.

Come in soft, comfortable clothing with layers for temperature adjustment. We will spend time

on the floor and on our feet. Some exercises involving physical contact with others should be


Sunday, September 22

2:00 – 5:00


* Pre-registration is required. Please sign up below *

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Sarah’s core practice focuses on Post Modern Dance forms of investigation, collaboration, and

improvisation. She admires the work of Steve Paxton and Christie Svane.

Sarah has produced and performed with regional and international artists, including Peter

Schmitz, Sara Shelton Mann, Heddy Malaam, OnOnOn, Gravity Guild, the Zelen Singers, and

SNDO touring company.She has taught Modern Dance Forms and Contact Improvisation Skills

locally and internationally at the Jamaican School of Dance & SNDO in Arhnem, the


For many years Sarah directed a movement workshops for children and their families called

“Artsability”; via Very Special Arts Vt and Parent to Parent. She also coordinated “Fountain”; a

monthly poetry/ performance feedback circle.



Sakshi has been a dancer and a mover in one form or another all of her life. She is fascinated

with how people relate to and express themselves in the world through the body and is always

looking for ways to facilitate this curiosity and investigation for others. She believes that

developing the intuitive wisdom and creative expression of the physical body is a crucial aspect

of human health and integrity.

Sakshi leads conscious dance exploration, yoga, and meditation classes, often melding

disciplines. She completed her most recent dance facilitation training with the school of

Meditation Moves out of Calgary Canada. She has lead movement exploration classes and

retreats in multiple venues in Vermont and Colorado and more recently in South America and

Southern Europe.