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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Moving Dialogues: A Movement-Based Methodology"

  • 01 Feb 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Service Center, Bethesda, MD


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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP

Topic: Moving Dialogues: A Movement-Based Methodology

Session Description:  For those moments when words are not enough, the abstraction of ideas into movement can lead to deeper understanding. Moving Dialogues is a movement-based, storytelling methodology that leads participants through a process where they create their own personal movement vocabulary while exploring an essential question.

Join us for an experiential Moving Dialogue session and stay for a discussion about how it can be utilized by OD practitioners.

Moving Dialogues is a powerful way for groups to come together, experience each other’s perspective, and create deeper meaning. As an organization development tool, it is well suited for team building, bringing groups together within organizations to find common ground, idea generation and brainstorming through movement, and building momentum around ideas. In a Moving Dialogue, everyone’s story is valued, no matter how disparate.

It has been used with businesses and community groups, including Visit Baltimore, The Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, ReCreative Spaces, The Girl Scouts of America's Keys to Success Conference, Round House Theatre, Anacostia Arts Center, Washington Performing Arts, and more.

Zero dance experience is expected—Moving Dialogues are for everyone!

Facilitators: Kelly King and Andrea Bachinski

  • Kelly King is a creator. She generates movement, dialogue, and joy; Kelly spends her days encouraging everyone to integrate movement into all aspects of their lives. She is the Artistic Director of Contradiction Dance Theatre and Co-Founder of The Movement Movement.
  • Andrea Bachinski is passionate about the intersection of OD and the performing arts. She spends her days with the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center where she supports the administrative and artistic needs of the chorus, dancers, and staff. She serves on the advisory boards of Contradiction Dance Theatre and Flying V Theatre. Andrea has a BA in Theatre Arts Management from Juniata College and an MS in Organization Development from American University.

CoP Leader:  Mark Sachs, ma.sachs@verizon.net

Cancellation Policy: Registrants should contact Mark if they need to cancel.  Due to the room size, registrations will be limited so please contact Mark soonest if you register but are then unable to attend so others can register and attend instead.

Additional Notes:  A $5.00 per person contribution is requested to help pay for rental of the room.

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