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Transitional Moments Movement Workshop

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join skilled dancers Claire Melbourne and Katherine G. Moore as you engage in guided scores based on the theme of transitions. Participants will explore through the practices of movement, sounding, stillness, dialogue with diminished light, writing, connection to the unfamiliar, and our imagination. We will bring attention to who and what we are becoming, letting go of, and bringing with us as we transition to what is next.


In Depth – During their Rootstock Residency, Claire Melbourne and Katherine Moore will collaborate to both build conscious practices while attuning to the less conscious rituals of adaptation and grief that have emerged in day- to- day domestic pandemic life. Attending to the rhythms and sensations of the physical body through indoor and outdoor landscapes, they will practice in tandem with the movements of the earth, specifically the turn toward and away from sunlight at dawn and dusk. They will dedicate these transitional moments to generative practices of moving, sounding and stillness and, in moving with diminished light, connect to unfamiliar, transformed or forgotten movement and imagination. To collect these rituals, they will record video, sound, text (poems, scores, narratives, lists) and images in an online repository to include guided activities for users to both participate in and/or create their own practices and rituals around who and what we are becoming, letting go of, and bringing with us.

WHEN: 8-9:00pm on July 29th, 2021

AGES: All Ages Welcome

COST: Suggested Donation of $10 via PayPal or in person night of

REGISTRATION: Pre-Registration is strongly suggested by emailing croftresidency@gmail.com.  Pre-registration will end on July 25th. Drop-ins’ night of are welcome. Please contact The Croft Residency by phone at 231-838-7152 or email croftresidency@gmail.com for questions regarding the workshop.

This workshop will be held outdoors and in case of inclement weather will be cancelled.  If another date and time were to be scheduled, you would be notified by The Croft Residency.

PLEASE BRING: This will be a movement workshop. It will include dialogue and exchange with other participants, movement in and through outdoor space, and witnessing. Please come in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Bring layers as we will be moving outside amidst the fading of the light.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:  Claire Melbourne & Katherine G. Moore

Claire Melbourne is a recent member of the Twin Cities. A maker, educator, and performer, Claire completed their MFA in Dance at the Ohio State University with a focus on interactive performance and technology. They currently teach youth dance classes at Zenon Dance and work with youth in the We Want You Back program of Minneapolis Public Schools.  They performed with Cid Pearlman Performance in the SF Bay area and LA, and in their own choreography, presented at Urban Arts Space, Barnett Theater, Moving Arts in Columbus, OH, Mission Dance in San Francisco, and Motion Pacific in Santa Cruz. Claire’s recent work involves investigating intermedia and audience participation to surface shared creative understandings. As a classroom teacher, a performer and an artist, Claire seeks to spark and deepen community dialogue among students/teachers and performers/audiences/makers, facilitating creative expression in the body and noticing and valuing difference.

Katherine G. Moore is a movement and teaching artist whose work spans theaters, outdoor environments, galleries, and community spaces. Her choreographic research currently focuses on the intersections of dance improvisation, site-based embodied experience, and interdisciplinary creative and social practice. Katherine recently joined the faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi in the fall of 2019.

As a performer and choreographer, Katherine’s work has appeared throughout the Midwest and Northeast. She has had the pleasure of performing or presenting work in venues that include Jacob’s Pillow (MA), Dixon’s Place (NY), LaMama (NY), Center for Performance Research (NY), Movement Research at Judson Church (NY), Dumbo Dance Festival (NY), RADFest (MI), The Flea (NY), Ailey Citigroup Theater (NY), Greenspace (NY), and Ohio State University’s Urban Arts Space (OH).  During her time in New York City Katherine was a company member and teacher for Naomi Goldberg Haas’s Dances for a Variable Population (DVP), a multigenerational dance company and dance education organization. Katherine also worked administratively for the Joyce Theater, the Field, DVP, and American Dance Festival.

Katherine received her MFA in dance from the Ohio State University, where she was the recipient of a University Fellowship, an Alumni Grant for Graduate Research and Scholarship, and the Graduate Associate Teaching Award. Katherine holds a BA in Dance from Hope College, and she is also a 200-hour certified Yoga teacher through the Perri Institute for Mind and Body.



SAFETY FIRST. To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, we ask that everyone wear face masks when inside our facilities, participating in artisan classes, or within close range to others. We are actively taking steps to keep our farm as clean and as safe as possible and greatly appreciate your cooperation. We are operating in accordance with CDC guidelines.


July 29
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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