Daria Fain

WinLab 2018: C O R E M O T I O N

10 - 14 December | 11am - 5pm

Daria Faïn’s C O R E M O T I O N workshop offers two foundations of her movement and performance approach.

INNER STRUCTURE uses QiGong principles to strengthen the body, open energy centres, and develop understanding of the structural alignment of the body and its relation to gravity.
CONTEMPLATIVE ACTION is a guided exploration of the correlation between organs, emotions, sensory perception, energy and intellect. Taking place in winter, underlining the course will be the water element related the kidneys and to “life force”. Bring images, objects, or text that evokes the water element for you, and a notebook. Daria will also share movement scores from her current creative process of her new piece Landing Sites.


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.