With this type of practice there is no such thing as a good or bad move. There is only the exquisite experience of truly inhabiting our bodies.
Radical engagement requires radical attentiveness.
Meshi Chavez focuses on the distillation of movement by a deep commitment to the investigation of what is essential.
Being radically engaged with the body creates a palpable presence in the dancer. This is the foundation from which he approaches both teaching and choreography.
This way of working requires a quieting of the thinking mind, providing greater access to creative intuition. His choreography encourages dancers to step away from preconceived ideas of movement in order to facilitate pure action. This process allows dance to arrive out of what is unknown, creating movement that both peaks curiosity and ushers in a sense of freedom.
Meshi Chavez has been a choreographer and movement teacher for nearly 20 years. He has taught and performed across the United States & Europe. His students range from professional dancers to people who don’t perform, but who dance as a way to enhance the quality of their lives. He began his teaching career in Soul Motion TM, and then got seduced into the pursuit of Butoh. He is a student of Natsu Nakajima (the first female to dance this form) and Denise Fujiwara. He also spent the first part of his training with Akira Kasai. He has presented workshops at Schumacher College with renowned author and theologian Matthew Fox and is co-founder of Momentum Conscious Movement in Portland OR, USA.