BodyWeather Training Program

BodyWeather is not just for dancers, but is for those who simply want to explore the body. Beginners and non-performers are welcome!

The 2017 BodyWeather Training Program is below. Stay posted as there’s more to come! If you’d like regular updates then subscribe to our BODYWEATHER E-NEWS on the home page and you’ll be kept up-to-date.

For more detailed info on the training go to the bottom of this page or HERE

BodyWeather Training Program 2017

BodyWeather training to keep your body moving and your mind active.

 

CURRENT

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES: block 2 starts 12 APRIL led by Victoria Hunt

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES

led by Victoria Hunt
Wednesdays April 12, 19, 26 and May 3; at 6.45 – 8.45pm
Redfern Community Centre

Victoria leads the second block of her highly popular four weekly classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN: Four Wednesdays April 12, 19, 26 and May 3; at 6.45 – 8.45pm
WHERE: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
COST: *$22 per class or buy four classes in advance and pay only *$17.50 (discounted *$70 for full block of 4 classes)
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below
ENQUIRIES: victoria.hunt@bodyweather.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made one day prior to class to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

 

BODYWEATHER BELLAMBI: 8-11 JUNE led by Linda Luke

BODYWEATHER BELLAMBI – 4-day retreat

led by Linda Luke
8th – 11th June
Bellambi NSW

This 4-day retreat at the beautiful Bellambi Beach invites dancers, performers and all artists to explore the body and research performance in relationship to environment, atmospheres and space. Besides daily physical training, specific provocations will deepen body awareness and sensorial perception.

WHEN: Arrival 3pm Thu 8 June, depart 5pm Sun 11 June
WHERE: Bellambi Surf Life Saving Club (approx 2hrs drive south of Sydney)
LODGING: Accommodation at the club is available $10 per night. Please request if interested
COST: EARLY BIRD $300 before 1 May / full price $400 includes vegetarian meals
MORE INFO:  Click HERE
BOOKINGS: Please send a brief email to Linda explaining why you wish to join the workshop and attach a short bio about your practice HERE.

 

MANIPULATIONS MASTERCLASSES: start 24 JUNE led by Tess de Quincey

MANIPULATIONS MASTERCLASSES

led by Tess de Quincey
over 3 weekends
24 & 25 JUNE, 1 & 2, 8 & 9 JULY
hosted by READYMADE WORKS, Ultimo

This course of six masterclasses led by Tess de Quincey covers the full set of MANIPULATIONS 1-7, following on from the first extremely successful course in 2016.

Manipulations 1-7 are a series of precise forms that foster alignment and extend the body’s internal and external parameters through a focus on breath and weight.

Participants will be taken through each of the manipulations in great detail with the aim to attain a thorough working knowledge and initial competency with the full Manipulations 1-7 by the end of the course.

Manipulations is a key component of BodyWeather practice and whilst being a specific area of knowledge in it’s own right, it is also complimentary to the other two main areas of BodyWeather practice, MB (Mind><Body / Muscles><Bones) and Ground Work.

This series of classes is for people who have some experience of BodyWeather and/or hold an intermediate level of dance or physical practice and who are committed to participating in the full six days of the masterclass series.

WHEN: Saturdays & Sundays 24 & 25 June, 1 & 2, 8 & 9 July, 2–7pm all 6 days
WHERE: Readymade Works, 247-257 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo
COST: EARLY BIRD $180* by 1 May or FULL PRICE: $330* for all 6 sessions
BOOKINGS: Places are limited. Bookings are essential and must be made through Eventbrite
ENQUIRIES: info@DeQuinceyCo.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to workshop start by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer. Any cancellations must be made before 15 June to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

PAST

SYDNEY WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES: block 1 starts 1 February led by Victoria Hunt

led by VICTORIA HUNT
starting 1 FEBRUARY
REDFERN COMMUNITY CENTRE

Victoria Hunt leads the first new block of her highly popular four-weekly classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN: Wednesdays February 1, 8, 15, 22; at 6.45pm – 9pm
WHERE: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
COST: *$20 one individual class
or discounted $65 for full block of 4 classes includes booking fees and GST
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below.
ENQUIRIES: victoria.hunt@bodyweather.net

BOOK HERE

*Cancellation of advance payment made by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer must be made latest one day prior to class to receive a refund (less $30/15 cancellation fee)

SYDNEY 'WIND' INTENSIVE: 17-19 February led by Tess de Quincey

SYDNEY ‘WIND’ INTENSIVE

17 & 19 FEBRUARY 2017

led by TESS DE QUINCEY
hosted by READYMADE WORKS, Ultimo

This is a new workshop devoted to the practice of ‘Wind’ that is a significant underlying thread in BodyWeather practice, embodying its essential principles. Previously taught only in her long-term residential intensives, Tess is wanting to impart her knowledge of the compexities of this work and has therefore decided to lead this weekend intensive with a specific focus on ‘Wind’.

Besides an MB (Mind><Body, Muscle><Bone) workout, the workshop will also provide the opportunity to practice the full Manipulations 1-7 which is a deep-going preparation of the body and mind for the ‘Wind’ work.

As forums for exploring perception, Tess’s workshops are renowned for providing insights into the body and different sensory modes of experience. This is one of only a few opportunities in 2017 to gain from her extensive expertise and engage with the leading BodyWeather practitioner in Australia.

As a progression over Friday night through Saturday and Sunday, participants will gain a powerful introduction to specific elements of BodyWeather practice.

This series of classes is for those who have some experience of BodyWeather and/or hold an intermediate level of dance or physical practice and who are committed to participating in all working sessions of the intensive.

WHEN: Friday 17 – Sunday 19 February 2017; Friday 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm
WHERE: Readymade Works, 247-257 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo
COST: EARLY BIRD by 1 FEB $160* OR full price $280*
BOOKINGS: Places are limited. Bookings are essential and must be made through Eventbrite
ENQUIRIES: info@DeQuinceyCo.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to workshop start by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer. Any cancellations must be made before 10 February to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

 

2016 TRAINING PROGRAM

 

MANIPULATIONS MASTERCLASSES: over 3 weekends start 20 Feb led by Tess de Quincey

MANIPULATIONS MASTERCLASSES – over 3 weekends, Feb & March

20 & 21 FEBRUARY
27 & 28 FEBRUARY
5 & 6 MARCH

led by TESS DE QUINCEY
hosted by READYMADE WORKS, Ultimo

This is an exciting first-time course of masterclasses led by Tess de Quincey covering the full set of MANIPULATIONS 1-7.

Manipulations is a key component of BodyWeather practice and whilst being a specific area of knowledge in it’s own right, it is also complimentary to the other two main areas of BodyWeather practice, MB (Mind><Body / Muscles><Bones) and Ground Work.

Manipulations 1-7 are a series of precise forms that foster alignment and extend the body’s internal and external parameters through a focus on breath and weight.

Participants will be taken through each of the manipulations in great detail with the aim to attain a thorough working knowledge and initial competency with the full Manipulations 1-7 by the end of the course.

This series of classes is for people who have some experience of BodyWeather and/ or hold an intermediate level of dance or physical practice and who are committed to participating in the full six days of the masterclass series.

WHEN: Saturdays & Sundays 20 & 21, 27 & 28 February, 5 & 6 March 12 midday – 4pm all 6 days
WHERE: Readymade Works, 247-257 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo
COST: EARLY BIRD $180* by 7 February or
FULL PRICE: $320* for all 6 sessions + booking fees and GST

BOOK HERE

*All payments + booking fees and GST must be made prior to workshop start by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer. Any cancellations must be made before 7 February to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

 

 

SYDNEY WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES: block 1 starts 16 March led by Victoria Hunt
starting 16 MARCH
led by VICTORIA HUNT
Redfern Community Centre

Our new 6-week blocks of weekly classes will be led by Victoria Hunt who brings her own specific focus on the micro- and macroscosm to shape an arc of development that guides participants through different aspects of the BodyWeather practice – to keep your body, mind and imagination flowing and fit!

The classes are for beginners, intermediate as well as experienced practitioners, enabling and valuing the integration and exchange of experience from different walks of life.

The classes will include:

  • MB (mind/body, muscle/bone) – a dynamic and rhythmic work-out that develops strength, coordiation and grounding;
  • MANIPULATIONS – a series of precise forms done with a partner involves stretching and alignment through careful use of breath and weight; and
  • GROUNDWORK – a wide variety of exercises to sharpen sensorial focus, develop sensitivity and awareness, explore imagination, and widen the scope of expression through the body.

WHEN:  Wednesdays March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 20, 27 (NB. No class 13 April) 6.45pm – 9pm
WHERE:  Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
COST:  *$90 for full block of 6 classes + Booking Fees via Eventbrite; or $20 one class at the door.
BOOKINGS:  Eventbrite for full block, or single class at the door.
ENQUIRIES:  victoria.hunt@bodyweather.net

BOOK HERE

*Cancellation of advance payment made by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer must be made before 10 March to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

 

 

BODYWEATHER FOR THE ANTHROPOCENE: 3 April led by Tess de Quincey

led by TESS DE QUINCEY

SUNDAY 3 APRIL
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

What is the weather of our bodies? This one-day exploratory workshop offers participants from any backgrounds and discipines an opportunity to explore sensing and perception both from an internal personal and from an external collective perspecttive. How does perceptual and cellular integrity alongside the role of imagination come into play as we step into a new era?

Although this workshop is intended for those participating in LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE, a focus group concerned with addressing fast occurring global changes, others interested in participating are welcome to enquire.

WHEN: Sunday 3 April 12 midday – 4pm
WHERE: Rex Cramphorn Studio, Department of Theatre & Performance Studies, A20 Woolley Building, Manning Road, The University of Sydney
COST: By donation
BOOKINGS: Places are limited. Bookings are essential and must be made through Eventbrite (below).
MORE INFO: download pdf
ENQUIRIES: info@DeQuinceyCo.net

BOOK HERE

 

 

SYDNEY WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES: block 2 starts 18 May led by Victoria Hunt
starting 18 MAY
led by VICTORIA HUNT
Redfern Community Centre

The second 6-week block of weekly classes led by Victoria Hunt will keep your body, mind and imagination flowing and fit!
Victoria shapes an arc of development that guides participants through different aspects of the BodyWeather practice and brings her specific focus on the micro- and macroscosm.

The classes are for beginners, intermediate as well as experienced practitioners, enabling and valuing the integration and exchange of experience from different walks of life.

WHEN:  Wednesdays May 18, 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22 at 6.45pm – 9pm
WHERE:  Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
COST:  *$90 for full block of 6 classes + Booking Fees via Eventbrite; or $20 one class at the door.
BOOKINGS:  Eventbrite for full block, or single class at the door.
ENQUIRIES:  victoria.hunt@bodyweather.net

BOOK HERE

*Cancellation of advance payment made by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer must be made before 10 March to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

 

 

FORTNIGHTLY MANIPULATIONS PRACTICE: starts 29 May, led by Tess de Quincey

SUNDAYS 29 May, 12 & 26 June, 10 July
1-4pm

led by TESS DE QUINCEY
at ST LUKES CHURCH, Enmore

This is a follow up to a recent course of Masterclasses led by Tess in February/March covering the full set of MANIPULATIONS 1-7.

Manipulations 1-7 are a series of precise forms that foster alignment and extend the body’s internal and external parameters through a focus on breath and weight.

The Manipulations is a key component of BodyWeather practice and whilst being a specific area of knowledge in it’s own right, it is also complimentary to the other two main areas of BodyWeather practice, MB (Mind-Body / Muscles-Bones) and Ground Work. For more info about BodyWeather go to De Quincey Co site.

These 3-hour sessions will enable participants to practice the flow of the full set of 7 Manipulations on a regular basis in an expert monitored environment. Althought it is primarily intended for those who have completed the intensive Masterclasses, there are a small number of places available to those who did not attend the Masterclasses.

Participants from the Masterclasses have already been taken through each of the Manipulations in great detail. This series of four Sunday Sessions aims to consolidate this introduction and provide a thorough working knowledge and basic competency with the full Manipulations 1-7.

These sessions are for people who have some experience of BodyWeather and/ or hold an intermediate level of dance or physical practice and who are preferably committed to participating in all days of this practice series.

WHEN:  SUNDAYS 29 May, 12 & 26 June, 10 July, 1-4pm
WHERE:  St Lukes Anglican Church, 11 Stanmore Rd, Enmore
COST:  Early Bird $140* by 30 April or Full Price $230* for all 4 sessions + booking fees and GST

BOOK HERE

*All payments + booking fees and GST must be made prior to workshop start by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer. Any cancellations must be made before 15 May to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

 

 

SYDNEY WEEKEND INTENSIVE: 17 - 19 June led by Tess de Quincey

led by TESS DE QUINCEY

17 – 19 JUNE 2016
READYMADE WORKS STUDIOS, Ultimo


This is the first intensive weekend worskhop Tess will lead in Sydney since 2011 so it’s a new opportunity to engage with Australia’s leading BodyWeather practitioner who introduced the practice to this country.

As forums for exploring perception, Tess’s workshops are renowned for providing insights into the body and different sensory modes of experience.

As a progression over Friday night through Saturday and Sunday, participants will gain a thorough introduction into the main elements of BodyWeather practice.

WHEN:  17-19 June; Friday 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
WHERE:  Readymade Works, 247–257 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo
COST:  EARLY-BIRD by 1 May $160* OR full price $250*
BOOKINGS:  Places are limited. Bookings are essential and must be made through Eventbrite (below).
ENQUIRIES:  info@DeQuinceyCo.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to workshop start by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer. Any cancellations must be made before 10 May to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

 

 

BODYWEATHER BELLAMBI + SYDNEY: 1 - 3 July & 4 - 8 July led by Linda Luke

from Beach to City – a two-stage workshop

led by LINDA LUKE
BELLAMBI BEACH RETREAT 1-3 JULY


SYDNEY INTENSIVE 4-8 JULY

Working both indoors and outdoors, the first 3-day workshop will to explore movement in relationship to the environment at Bellambi Beach on the south coast, just over an hour from Sydney. The following 5-day studio intensive will build on the material gathered from Bellambi. On the last day there will be a studio showing for invited audiences to share some of our findings.
These workshops aim to increase sensitivity and open up new ways of perceiving and experiencing somatic movement and dance. We will explore nuanced articulations to develop material for dance and performance.

BODYWEATHER BELLAMBI

WHEN:  Friday 1 July from 12 noon – Sunday 3 July 5pm
WHERE:  Bellambi Surf Life Saving Club
COST:  EARLY-BIRD by 1 May $160* OR full price $250*
BOOKINGS:  Places are limited. Bookings are essential and must be made through Eventbrite (below).
ENQUIRIES:  info@DeQuinceyCo.net

BODYWEATHER SYDNEY

WHEN:  Tuesday 5 July – Saturday 9 July
 (Tue-Fri 8am-1pm and Saturday 12 – 6pm)
WHERE:  ReadyMade studio, Ultimo
COST:  EARLYBIRD $250 before 23 May; or $300
BOOKINGS:  Places are limited. Bookings are essential and must be made through Eventbrite (below)
BOTH WORKSHOPS: EARLYBIRD $450 by 23 May; or $500
ENQUIRIES:  lindalunaluke@gmail.com

 

MELBOURNE WEEKEND INTENSIVE: 29 - 31 July led by Tess de Quincey

BODYWEATHER & BUTOH

led by TESS DE QUINCEY
29-31 JULY
NORTHCOTE TOWN HALL

This particular workshop will focus on imagination relative to place, exploring and creating site-specific responses to inside and outside spaces around the venue.

Not only will it provide an immersion into BODYWEATHER principles alongside elements of BUTOH training, the workshop will also provide tools enabling creative images to emerge that unfold and dance the body.

As a progression over Friday night through Saturday and Sunday, the workshop offers participants a thorough introduction into the BodyWeather practice and Butoh image work.

This is an opportunity to engage with Australia’s leading BodyWeather practitioner who brought the practice to this country. Tess’s workshops are renowned as forums for exploring perception, providing insights into the body and different sensory modes of experience.

WHEN:  29-31 July 2016; Friday 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm
WHERE:  Northcote Town Hall, 189 High St, Northcote
COST:  EARLY-BIRD payment by 2 July $170* OR full price $270*
BOOKINGS:   Places are limited. Bookings are essential and must be made through Eventbrite.
ENQUIRIES:  info@DeQuinceyCo.net

BOOK HERE

* All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to workshop start by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer. Any cancellations must be made before 3 July to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

 

 

BODYWEATHER for EVERY-BODY: 26 July, 2 & 9 August led by Kirsten Packham

3 MURMUR WORKSHOPS
led by KIRSTEN PACKHAM
TUESDAYS 26 JULY, 2 & 9 AUGUST, 6.00 – 7.30PM
GUMBRAMORRA HALL, ADDISON ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE, MARRICKVILLE

Our 2016 partnership with MURMURATION DANCE COMPANY, Sydney’s first integrated dance company, brings BodyWeather into exchange with differently abled people and all those who wish to explore their bodies and minds over a series of three inclusive workshops.

This is part of our BodyWeather for EveryOne series of workshops, creative developments and events supported by City of Sydney.

WHEN:  Tuesdays 26 July, 2 & 9 August, 6.00 – 7.30pm
WHERE:  Gumbramorra Hall, Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville
ENQUIRIES:  info@DeQuinceyCo.net

TO BOOK

 

 

 

SYDNEY WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES: block 3 starts 17 August led by Victoria Hunt


led by VICTORIA HUNT
starting 17 AUGUST
REDFERN COMMUNITY CENTRE

The third 6-week block of weekly classes led by Victoria Hunt will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering!

Victoria will be placing emphasis on the foundational principles of BodyWeather giving a thorough introduction to the different aspects of the practice. This makes it easy for newcomers to join.

The classes are for beginners, intermediate as well as experienced practitioners, enabling and valuing the integration and exchange of experience from different walks of life.

WHEN:  Wednesdays August 17, 24, 31; September 7, 14, 21; All classes 6.45pm – 9pm.
WHERE:  Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
COST:  *$90 for full block of 6 classes + Booking Fees via Eventbrite; or $20 one class at the door.
ENQUIRIES:  victoria.hunt@bodyweather.net
BOOKINGS: Below for full block, or single class at the door.

TO BOOK

*Cancellation of advance payment made by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer must be made before 10 March to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee)

 

 

SYDNEY WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES: block 4 starts 2 November led by Victoria Hunt


led by VICTORIA HUNT
starting 2 NOVEMBER
REDFERN COMMUNITY CENTRE

Victoria Hunt leads the fourth block of her highly popular weekly classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN: Wednesdays November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; December 7 at 6.45pm – 9pm
WHERE:  Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
COST:  *$90 for full block of 6 classes + Booking Fees via Eventbrite; or $20 one class at the door.
ENQUIRIES:  victoria.hunt@bodyweather.net
BOOKINGS: Below for full block, or single class at the door.

TO BOOK

*Cancellation of advance payment made by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer must be made before 1 November to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee)

 

 

 

BodyWeather – detailed information about the practice

BodyWeather is a synthesis of Eastern and Western practice and thought that develops grounding, flexibility and sensitivity.

As a broadbased, comprehensive physical training, BodyWeather cultivates a conscious relation to the state of constant change inside and outside the body. The training generally draws from three main areas of the practice which vary between high-energy work and quiet, meditative explorations:-

MB (Muscles><Bones, Mind><Body): dynamic, rhythmic work-out for strength, flexibility & grounding.

Manipulations: a series of precise forms concerned with stretching and alignment.

Ground Work: a wide variety of exercises to develop sensorial focus, sensitivity and scope of expression.

FURTHER INFORMATION about all Sydney classes & workshops email info@DeQuinceyCo.net