Daria Fain

Daria Faïn and The Commons Choir An engaged talk | Friday 19 May | 7pm
At the core of Daria Faïn’s work is the question of language. With poet Robert Kočik she created an area of research to explore language as a vibratory medium that inter-relates art, health, and social change. For this public talk Daria will introduce the fundamental principles of her work with The Commons Choir, a performance group she co-directs with Kočik.

Throughout the talk Daria will engage the audience with simple movements and vocal scores to offer an instant internal experience of her somatic/creative approach.

PHYSIOLOGY ENERGETICS EMOTIONS INTELLECT AT ONCE workshop | Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May | 11am - 5pm
C O R E M O T I O N is a performance and healing practice which New York based choreographer, performer and somatic practitioner Daria Faïn has developed over 35 years. Informed by acute research into architecture, neuroscience, linguistics, psychology and energetics, this research has progressively led her to Qigong, the martial arts and contemplative practice; and to a deep exploration of the dynamic between European, Asian, and American cultures.

The mornings will focus on Inner Structure, approaching the body as a whole organism, while Contemplative Action in the afternoons will draw on the Chinese 5 Element Theory and other cognitive principles to explore the correlation between organs, senses, emotions, intellect and the material space that surrounds us.


Born in the South of France, Daria Faïn has lived in Brooklyn since 1996. Faïn has developed C O R E M O T I O N, a unique movement and performance methodology based on 35 years of studies and research on Asian philosophy of the body. She is a certified Qigong teacher from Mantak Chia's Universal Healing Tao since 2001 and a certified Alexander Technique™ teacher since 1990. He has intensively studied Tai Chi, Martial Arts, Internal Energy Activation, Mental Energetics and the 5 Element Theory with master teachers Karfung Wu, Fransicco Albuquerque, Dr. Jan, Frank Allen and Laura Bernard. She is co-founded a performing group called The Commons Choir, with poet Robert Kocik in 2009. Her work has been presented and commissioned by New York Live Arts, Gibney Dance, Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop among others. In the U.S. Faïn has taught at New York University, Sarah Lawrence, Trisha Brown Studio, Rutgers University, Harvard University, Tulane University and Cooper Union.