The Intuitive Body: An Introduction To Authentic Movement

For dancers, actors, artists, and writers!

This online workshop introduces Authentic Movement (AM) as a way to uncover and explore the active imagination and material of the unconscious—images, memories, dreams and feeling states. AM is a self-directed movement meditation that cultivates the ability to listen and respond to the inherent wisdom of the body. It supports us in creating our own artistic work and freeing ourselves from judgment. Come home to the body.

Wear comfortable movement clothes and have a notebook or artistic materials handy. No experience necessary.


Rebecca VerNooy is a movement theatre artist, actress and writer. Her interests lie in the intersection between mindfulness and performance. She has been practicing Authentic Movement since 1982, and uses it as an anchor for all of her creative work and teaching. Rebecca's original work has been produced at Dixon Place, P.S. 122, Judson Church, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Dance Theatre workshop, and Joyce Soho. Her essay, "Authentic Movement and its Application to Contemporary Performance Training," was published in the anthology Movement for Actors II (Allworth Press). She is working on her first book, Both Sides of Crazy, a memoir about negotiating the chaos of the mind through contemplative practices.

Rebecca is the founder of The Movement Educator’s Research Group (MERGE), a collaborative research group for movement educators across the country. She has taught Movement, Acting, Physical Theater and Mindfulness at Ensemble Studio Theater, Caymichael Patten Studio, The School for Film and Television, New York Film Academy, Hampshire College and Rutgers University. She is currently a faculty member at Ohio University’s School of Theatre, Director of Education for Tantrum Theatre and a freelance creative consultant.

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Lines Vermont is a dance studio & retail store located in South Burlington, VT. The studio is designed primarily for adult dancers and features a wide variety of drop-in classes from 7 AM - 9 PM including all levels of ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and yoga, Pilates and barre. The store carries name brand dance apparel and footwear and specializes in pointe shoe fittings. We also offer a monthly Master Class Series in which visiting world-class professional dancers teach classes that are open to most ages. Visit us at!


June 7, 2020
5:00–6:30 PM


By donation: $5, $10 or $15


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Published May 22, 2020