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Tuning Sessions          


Tuesday Tuning Scores Sessions

Last Tuesday Evenings of the Month, 6 - 8 pm
Oct 29,  Nov 26, Dec 17
Temescal Arts Center, Oakland
$10 per session

Monthly facilitated Tuning sessions

Tuning Scores are a fascinating mosaic of movement and performance discovery-games originated by Lisa Nelson. The Scores reveal basic elements of action, by attuning to the rich details of composition, behavior, and communication, altogether. They are a multisensorial and kaleidoscopic set of practices that are wildly fun to do. Through the specificity of solo movement warmups, group dancing, and verbal cues, tuning lays out an approach for performance research that can change how you make, perceive, and do in any creative medium.

There are no images without participation
   -Lisa Nelson

Drop-Ins Welcome, and so so good if you come to all, for the growth of practice.

Please RSVP by Monday.  
No one turned away for lack of funds.



This season:
Sensing Body’s Moving Language Weekend Workshop,
Wild Goose Qigong, Tunings Scores,
Winter Qigong Retreat, Caving / Cave Art Day,  
Private Sessions, Racial Justice Fellowship,
and a vivid grove fall bundle.


vivid grove Season Bundle

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The vivid grove program is a synthesis of movement arts, Chinese energetics, collective learning, and creative research. The courses access these different streams to support vitality and exuberance as the basis for artistic development and an engaged, embodied life. The courses are influenced by the brilliance of the elements, seasons, practice, and our unique human signatures,  — aka human nature culture.  If you are interested in the full season or full year of practices, get in touch.

This fall, the vivid grove  offers a bundle of workshops with personal attention, to clarify intentions, deepen embodiiment and creative research, and to cultivate life force.

The Bundle:

Sign up for Three Workshops with Two Private Sessions
Receive  $75 discount for the season, based on courses
Private sessions  to be complete by December 18

vivid grove Racial Justice Fellowship

The vivid grove program offers three Racial Justice Fellowships – with preferences to immigrant ppl and  QT/BIPOC. Perhaps you would be interested in applying. This would enable you to take several workshops throughout the fall to spring season, 2019 - 2020. You will be invited to figure out what is germane/how it feels right for you to participate, based on the offerings of the season, and create an agreement with Margit for the year.

This is built so that this work can grow into deeper inclusivity, equity, and consciousness. The Fellowship carries an intention to cultivate the vivid grove as a place to deepen in solidarity, to offer teachings to those who might not otherwise feel the capacity to attend, and for MG to further learn how to support collective liberation and challenge supremacy in hir teaching and offerings.

As part of the Fellowship, Fellowship participants will meet with MG  a minimum of twice between now and May, to have conversations in reflections of the work;  will  meet with the Fellowship as a group, both in shared inquiry about what came from the workshops, what benefits and what challenges, and for collective imagining; Fellwoship participants will  be required to give a written reflection to be completed by the end of the Fellowship, which can also include visual / audio / and creative approaches.

Does this interest?
To apply, please write a paragraph about why this might be a good match for you, and let me know what you are interested in taking this season by October 1.

Contact margit >

Previous Fellowship members are welcome to apply, and are welcome to be involved - we can continue an agreement together to evolve in ideas, creativity, and sharing.

To make the space a place for all people
with Loving Curiosity

vivid grove Registration

All registration finalized with payment. Please pay with Paypal with      If you prefer to pay directly, please send checks to Margit Galanter, 1120 Carleton Street, Berkeley, CA 94702, or contact me directly for other methods.  Please let me know you have sent a check, so I can look out for it.  

Some work exchange available, and Scholarships in special circumstances. For either, please submit a written request.

Payment is non-refundable, but can be transferred to other classes in extraordinary circumstances. If you have any questions, please contact me via email or by phone.
(510) 761 - 6097