Art of Being: Dance/Movement Workshop with Ayako Kato

Event Type
Event Description

Art of Being

Spring First Term 2022:

Dance is the art of being. Ayako wants to offer this workshop as a daily practice of being,—as a human, mover, performer, artist, dancer, and choreographer. Through this practice, Ayako will share the way to find our centered, grounded, and balanced selves through imagery (and physical reality) based exercises.

Through improvisational and simple compositional exercises, participants will raise a keen awareness of the expansiveness as well as the depth of being. Participants will explore ways to open up the body-mind as an empty conduit to welcome new wind flow through themselves and feel fullness.

Ayako will share how to expand and develop the tangible and intangible tensegrity (tension x integrity) through our bodies and minds to sense new relationships within and around us. Participants will be asked to create their own short dance.

Saturdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 12:30 - 2:15 pm @ Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater Studio, 3035 N Hoyne Ave. 2nd fl. (in person & details for safety will be shared after registration)

Single drop-in: $12-15 (Sliding scale), Early Bird Special (All 6 Sessions, due by the first day of the sessions): $70

Registration (including for drop-in anytime) is necessary due to the Chicago Park District's Safety Protocol. To complete registration, please email Ayako (if you are the first time participant) by providing your vaccination card photo with your name, email, address, cell#. For those who already shared info above, no need to share info again. Also, please complete your payment before you come into the workshop.

For Payment: Zelle (Ayako Tsuchiya, furyuayajp(at), Venmo (@Ayako-Tsuchiya) or PayPal: Thank you!

Please contact for any questions: furyuayajp(at)

Running Time
1 hour 45 minutes
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater

Hamlin Park Theater, Hamlin Park Fieldhouse 3035 N. Hoyne
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 880-5402