June 12, 19 & 26 //
Nickels Sunshine: Modern dance, somatics and repertory class
My interest lies in the choreographic force of knowledge attuned to the body, sensation, and emotion. I work to harmonize memory and the senses so that we can see, touch, and make sense of the stuff that comprises us, has conditioned us. Through performed catharsis and joyous surrender, I dance.
Nickels Sunshine is a Los Angeles-based artist whose performances insist that the sensual is a form of knowledge and dance is not only seen but felt. Nickels teaches all levels of modern and contemporary dance technique, as well as courses in composition, dance studies, and dance pedagogy. Nickels is a Reiki Master in the Usui Tradition, a Kundalini Yoga teacher, and a facilitator of somatic practices, integrating information from: Body Mind Centering (B. Bainbridge Cohen), the Feldenkrais Method (M. Feldenkrais), Bartenieff Fundamentals (I. Bartenieff), the Alexander Technique (F.M. Alexander), Ideokinesis (M. Todd), and Authentic Movement (M. Starks Whitehouse).Their work has been presented by theatre and art organizations in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Internationally.