Languages of Nature, Languages of Art® explores an understanding of the role of movement and sound in evolution, human development, language, art-making, and human relationship-kinship with nature.
Our first perception to develop in utero is movement sound: movement is sound and sound is movement. This gestural foundation of human meaning-making is the basis for explorations in non-verbal communication, aesthetic intelligence, creative process, and the art of movement improvisation.
We can often feel that we have lost our relationship with Nature and the primary language we once had in common, a language that is aesthetic-artistic in nature.
This seven-day movement-sound based workshop will help you to deeply reconnect with this primary language and get back in touch with Nature.
We will reconnect with ourselves, one-another, the wonder and presence of Nature through explorations of movement-sound as language through dance, poetry, and art-making. Through these experiences we will create community rituals and ceremonial practices, in celebration of our kinship bond with the natural world, and in renewal of our commitment to a Nature-centred value system.
Those who are drawn to experience deep body-heart-mind processes to rekindle your human kinship with Nature.
This workshop is open to all aged 18+ and requires no previous arts and movement/ dance experience.
This workshop aims to help you with and experience the following:
The prices stated below are for the duration of the programme.
Standard Single Room @ Cluny Hill: £1465
Standard Shared Room @ Cluny Hill: £1325 / person
Boutique Single Room @ Cluny Hill: £1555
Check in: Saturday 10th June
Check out: Saturday 17th June
Please enquire about a non-residential option if you have your own accommodation. Call our bookings team +44 (0) 1309 691 653 or contact us with any questions.
We provide you with the essentials, so you won’t really need very much once at Cluny Hill, but we do recommend bringing:
This programme takes place at Cluny Hill in Forres, with registration at 10:30am Saturday, 10th June.
Check out is 10am on Saturday, 17th June.
Cluny Hill is located on the hill above Forres in the county of Moray in north-east Scotland.
Our closest town is Forres (0.7 miles miles/1.1km), which has good bus and rail links. The nearest airports are Inverness (24 miles/38km) and Aberdeen (71 miles/114km).
We recommend taking a taxi (about a 5-minute drive from Forres train station), as there’s no direct bus route.
Alternatively it is 1.4 miles/2.2 km (about 30 minutes on foot) from the station. Head for the High Street, then up St Leonard’s Road (B9010), and then left up Edgehill Road.
If you use a wheelchair or have any other mobility difficulties please let us know when you book. Cluny Hill is a multi-storey building with access to the upper levels via a staircase only.
If you have specific requirements please contact Bookings before you book to ensure we can meet your needs. Please also include details with your booking form.
“Dr. Rebecca Burrill is a fantastic facilitator and teacher. I came away from my weekend with her inspired, motivated and eager to apply the insights I had learnt during her course. She sparks the fire of the imagination while teaching approaches and tools one can employ, in guiding students of any age, in the capacity of instructor, mentor or parent.”
Herbalist, Clairvoyant, Shamanic Practitioner
Rebecca R Burrill, Ed.D, is founder/director of the ecologically centred arts organisation Horsechestnut Winds®: Arts and Learning thru Movement. She is a dancer, artistic director, teaching artist, and movement-based child developmentalist and educator.
Her work focuses on the aesthetics of first perceptions, movement-sound, as primary language, the language of human kinship with Nature. She engages people of all ages and walks of life in the experience of these deep body-heart-mind processes, culminating in community, site-specific, ceremonial performance. Her most recent publication is Art as Ecology: A mutual Nod. http://horsechestnutwinds.com/