Moving Encounters is a blissful mindful movement practice which guides you to connect to your charged presence and creativity. Each mover is guided to explore expressivity through embodied interaction and visual arts-making. Sessions progress from partner work to free-style expression with varying degrees of contact - from fingertips to full-body, from skin-to-skin intimacy to encounters that stretch across the gallery space. The workshop helps bring peace to the mind and body through release and connections to others. Moving Encounters is an embodied process to unlock creative flow.

All elements of the workshop are invitational. You do not have to identify as an artist, mover/dancer, creative, visual artist. The intention of the workshop is to explore opening up to creativity through mindful awareness. This is a non-judgmental space, ALL bodies & abilities are welcome. Facilitated by Daneil Cunningham and presented by Gus Fisher Gallery.

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes you can move in/ Make art in. Please do bring any special arts materials that you'd like to use. All materials and light refreshments provided.

Dan recently delivered creative workshops for Whakaata Māori and Auckland Yoga Academy, as well as facilitating independent voice, art and movement/yoga workshops across Auckland with an emphasis on wellbeing. He is a 500HR Yoga New Zealand registered teacher. He currently works for Māpura Studios, who offer inclusive, multi- modal art classes and arts therapy programmes. Dan also works with The Kindness Institute (a kaupapa Māori and tikanga driven resilience and mental health program based on Te Whare Tapa Whā framework). In 2022 he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts Therapy and accepted onto the Masters in Creative Arts Therapy (Clinical) at Whitecliffe the following year, which he is currently studying.

Park for $2 per hour, to a maximum of $10 on evenings and weekends at the Victoria St car park. Find out more.

Last updated: 17 January 2024