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Cancelled - “Healing Movements & New Ways of Listening: Energetic Field Work and Performance Practices”, a presentation and workshop with Luisa Muhr

Why I Fight Related Event
Friday, March 27, 2020
2:00-3:00 PM
1423 East Quadrangle Map
This event has been cancelled.

Austrian, New-York-based artist and Family & Systemic Constellations coach Luisa Muhr's workshop focuses on different types of Field Work in Constellations (after Bert Hellinger) and in performance ritual, two seemingly unrelated, yet deeply connected practices. Muhr will lead you through a seated meditation, some exercises (including 'Deep Listening', developed by Pauline Oliveros), and will give a short presentation, demonstrating how she approaches performance through the lens of Field Work. This workshop will help you to connect with your ability to listen, your authenticity, inner wisdom, and soul force to build a foundation for change.

Free and open to the public.

To read about Luisa Muhr visit:

Why I Fight, a theatrical adaptation of the 2019 Michigan Quarterly Review novelette by James Munro Leaf, dramatizes the perils of being defined by a mental illness and being caught in the psychiatric system. It probes the presumption of labels and the complex dynamics of power, dehumanization, and abuse in clinical settings. Creative director Gillian Eaton and actor Malcolm Tulip, faculty of the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, engage students in this production at U-M Residential College’s Keene Theater from March 26–29, 2020.

Based on collaboration with the U-M Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program and other University units, a series of panels on mental illness and the arts follow each performance. Panelists will expand on themes in Why I Fight and invite conversation with audience members. Individuals and family members who live with mental illness; U-M faculty conducting psycho-social, public health, and biomedical research; and practitioners in the arts will explore the roles of creativity and the outdoors in healing. Dr. Melvin McInnis, Director of the Prechter Program, and other U-M mental health experts, will moderate the panels.

A catered reception and information tables for community resources in the arts and mental health follow each performance.
Building: East Quadrangle
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Discussion, Free, Health & Wellness, Lecture
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Residential College, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Michigan Medicine, Michigan Learning Communities, Michigan Quarterly Review