Sherwood Chen

Class Description | Morning Class | 29 Jun - 3 Jul 2020

This training proposes and generates questions about the body and vigilance towards its immediate, ever-shifting internal and external states. We work with our direct senses, imagery and varied interventions towards the ceaseless porosity between flesh, bone, imagination and space to yield impossible and/or newfound bodies. Drawing from a basis in Body Weather training, these classes will focus on rhythmic physical training to develop kinesthetic awareness, challenge physical limits, scale and timing, and rigorously re-examine the body as a dynamic, transformative environment.
Bring your curiosity, your inquisitive body, and prepare to sweat.


Sherwood Chen has worked as a performer for artists including Anna Halprin, Xavier Le Roy, l'agence touriste, Liz Santoro, Amara Tabor-Smith, Anne Collod, Sara Shelton Mann, inkBoat, Arcane Collective, Ko Murobushi and Grisha Coleman. He leads laboratories, classes and workshops internationally in places including Ménagerie de Verre, Dans Les Parages / La Zouze, Point Éphémère, Chez Bushwick, K3 Zentrum Für Choreographie, EDEN / Dock 11, Sala Crisantempo, Independent Dance, Centro Nacional de las Artes (DF) and ODC. Sherwood was a resident member of Min Tanaka's international performance collective Maijuku in rural Japan. Since 1993 he has worked and contributed to Body Weather training, kinesthetic and movement research initiated by Tanaka and members of his company, further developed independently by exponents worldwide.