Holding and Being Held with Georgia Munro

While holding forms an integral part of many physical interactions, and while it can, by itself, generate intense emotions and sensations, it is rarely investigated on its own merit. Often we do not actually feel safely held, even though that is what we long for (we can only truly let go when we know that someone will be there to hold us). Once we understand what it is that makes being held a less than satisfying experience, we can be clearer about what it is that we wish to feel in an embrace and where to place our attention.

This workshop, which has been inspired by the work of Frank T. Khani and Sheila Crux, will experiment with different ways of holding someone. We will be looking at an entire spectrum from the caring, protective embrace to playful grappling where we can test the limits of our strength.