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Frames/ The Revolving Door

Frames/ The Revolving Door 1

Direction by Sara Shelton Mann in collaboration with Abby Crain- performer, Jesse Hewit- performer, and Robbie Beahrs- sound artist

In the border before crossing and in the absence of Part A, Part B becomes a small thread in a scenario of a torn map in the midst of a somewhat familiar terrain. Or, you could take option 3 leaving the mind at the door whimpering and making up all kinds of stories to get your attention, get a walk or pay the candy man.

One night only!

Wednesday, December 6th, 8PM

By Donation
Joe Goode Annex
401 Alabama St. San Francisco

Exin: Moving Alchemy

 Exin: Moving Alchemy

July 6 – 22 2018

Arlequi, Spain

The Magic of Improvisation. Fifteen days swimming in the spring of creativity. Assisted by Anya Cloud.

Join Sara in an extraordinary opportunity to dance in Arlequi, Spain. 
Arlequi is housed in the Mas Llapart, a large former farmhouse built in the 17th century. It is located about 3 kilometers from Banyolas between fields, meadows and forests. Banyolas is just south of the French border and west of the Mediterranean Sea. An easy walk or bike from the house is a beautiful lake, where waters are clear and inviting to bathe. 

The Practice:

Body puzzles/ energetic training /space and geometry puzzles/contact and partnering/writing as character/implied direction and lei lines/ object relations/developing your imagination muscles/writing for scenario and choreographic questions/intuition practices.

The sessions will be composed of chi-cultivation, simple to complex improvisational as technical research and touch based practices. Journal and quick sketch writing will assist the imaginal world to open and collaborate with you.

You will be challenged to work on the edge of form, to learn how to recognize the “what if’s” that appear in different aspects of the material and to boldly pursue your own specific interests.

Deadline to Apply : January 31

More Info and Application


Djerassi: Moving Alchemy / Interim Spaces

Moving Alchemy/Interim Spaces
Moving, Writing, Perceiving

Thursday February 15 – Tuesday February 20

Discover your obstinate genius and celebrate creativity with Sara at Djerassi in beautiful Woodside, California. 

Djerassi is a vast terrain big enough to hear your own laughter across the sea of clouds and behind the morning dawn and before the “green flash” as she drops into the silvery night. Time suspends its platform, every moment shifting realities. 

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to delve deeply into the beginning movement practices of Sara Shelton Mann. This will also include practices in journaling, energetic awareness and intuitive development working with your personal archetypes as focal point. At the culmination of the retreat you will have acquired a dynamic toolkit for exploring new pathways into yourself and your artistic process.

Research and Practice will include:

Daily Chi Cultivation: detox and energize the body and consciousness.

Perceiving extraordinary reality: explore how space moves the body. Journey through energetic fields, engage the land in dialogue, and create from internal and external stimuli as a partnership

Imagination journeys: writing from the moving body – as language – digging into the underbelly of our thoughts and practice.

There will be some dowsing and clearing opportunities with Sara in groups and individually.


This workshop calls on artists, creators and movers of all kinds.

No experience necessary – desire, yes!


Workshop Dates: Thursday, February 15 – Tuesday, 20, 2018
Deadline to Apply:
Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018

Workshop fee: $700/$950 private room, shared bath/private room and bath
Special couples rate: $450 each (shared room/bed)
Includes 5 nights lodging, all food, and local transportation
from and to the San Francisco Airport.
Deposit: $400 due Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (to hold your place, non-refundable)
Final payment: Due Friday, February 1, 2018


More Info and Apply Here

Body Puzzles

Fall Class Series with Sara Shelton Mann

*Newly Extended Dates!* 

October 10 through December 14: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am – 12pm  


Exploring previous maps from another point of view – 

We find the beginner again and again – 

Mapping the ground, the space, the pouring of energy like a waterfall 

Chi cultivation, mixing basics with continued research


Open to all –bring a friend!


$20 Drop-in



Joe Goode Annex

401 Alabama St.

San Francisco, CA 94110


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PADL West Festival

 Sara is teaching at the first PADL West Festival in San Diego!

When: Friday August 11 – Tuesday August 15

Where: City Heights Performance Annex
              3795 Fairmount Ave
              San Diego, California

What:   4-day Intensive with Sara Shelton Mann
             11am-2pmAugust 11-14
              $120-240 (sliding scale)

              And FREE drop-in classes, jams, and events (August 11-15).
              Feldenkrais® and Contact Improvisation classes taught by
              Anya Cloud, Eric Geiger, and Karen Schaffman (Co-Directors,
              PADL West).

*Registration required by August 1 (limited space)*


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