Workshop is at the Electric Lodge

Sundays: 12:15pm ~ 3:15pm

1416 Electric Ave. Venice CA, 90291

BWL Manipulations at Milwood Landing

Wednesdays: 8:00am-11:oopm

636 Milwood Ave. Venice, CA 90291


Body Weather Laboratory (BWL) a research forum open to anyone interested in investigating expression through the body within different environments. A demanding attitude toward a thorough reexamination of the body and movement is a main theme in all the aspects of the training.

Rigorous mind/body, muscle/bone training; rhythmic and dynamic.

A series of specific stretching and relaxation exercises concerned with breathing and alignment. The work is done in couples, exchanging passive and active roles.

Explorations designed to sharpen focus and develop the scope of expression through the body. The work encompasses sensitivity training and discovery of movement from images.

Weekly workshops and intensive at the Electric Lodge in Venice, California. Intensive BWL workshops (often incorporating nature and wilderness) have become an integral part of the development of the group and serve to introduce the work to newcomers. In integrating the environment with dance, the dancers become prepared for the sensitivity necessary for site-specific performance.

Previous workshops and residencies include:
UCLA, USC, California State University, Los Angeles; Scripps College, Pomona, CA; Trinity College, Dance Theater of Ireland, Ireland; Evergreen College, Washington; Art Center, Pasadena CA.; Taos NM, Electric Lodge, Venice, Anna Halprin's Mountain Home, Marin Co. CA, University of Cape town, South Africa. The Place, London UK. PassePartout, Utrecht Holland. Yugoslavia -Szubotica (south Serbia, Vojvodina region),
Brussels Belgium, La Pommerie, France.