Paul has studied, performed, and taught dance, somatics, healing practices, cognitive neuroscience, digital arts, and Zen. He’s performed dances in Oregon, Seattle, Boston, California, New York City, Thailand, Mexico, and Bali. Movement forms from around the globe are incorporated through the disciplined, creative consciousness of improvisational dancing. Paul earned a PhD in psychology and cognitive neuroscience from the University of Oregon in 2003 and a MFA in dance theatre from University of California, San Diego in 2014.
Class Description: Dancing, dancing, dancing. So many kinds of dancing. Always you dancing. In this class, we will begin with centering practices that activate core sources, somatic awareness, kinetic imagination, and curiosity for clarity in movement. Dancing with partners offers infinitely adaptive potential for content and form. We will occupy and enliven various superpositions along the “improvisation” and “choreography” spectrum. Structures, scores, and inquiry are informed by the artist’s sense and cognitive neuroscience’s view of the physiology of sensing, feeling, and action as we creatively evolve our dancing consciousness.