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Diego Piñón at the Starhouse in Boulder

October 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - October 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Join us as we enter the ritual of community belonging, moving our deep longing, fear, joy and grief. We open our bodies through dynamic physicality – alone, in partners and as a group. We explore and express the depths of our form and our spirit: from the soft and vulnerable to the outrageously assertive. Through movement, daring expression, and the sacred role of collective witness, we enter a vibrant container for transformation. Take this journey to the core of your being. Join us for this delicious soul feast.

Friday Oct 4th @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturday, Oct 5th @ 10am-5pm
Sunday, Oct 6th @ 1pm-8pm (including showing)

Super-Early-Bird – thru June 30 – $240
Early-Bird – July 1- August 31- $280
Regular-Bird – $340

$100 deposit; balance due in full by August 31 (if paying early bird) or before workshop begins (if paying full price).

CONTACT: BoulderRitualMovement@gmail.com with questions.


Body Ritual Movement (BRM) challenges us to awaken and explore all human qualities ranging from the subtle to the outrageous: the beautiful and the ugly, the feminine and the masculine, the spiritual and the mundane. BRM seeks the emergence of the deeper self, to touch if only for a moment the inexplicable matter of the human soul. Through this process of transforming our daily life through the transformation of our dance, we can offer more creative energy to our community.

BRM Trainings are both emotionally powerful and physically rigorous. Techniques stimulate and expand energy through the body, while also recovering vital force which has been lost. The body is trained to awaken these sensitivities and energies in order to transform the limitations perceived in ourselves. Training consciously uses a collective group experience to engage and expand this energy beyond the individual. From this enhanced opening the creative and artistic work begins to emerge. BRM proposes methods that stimulate sensory sensitivity, the imagination, and creativity to support the deep expression of each individual through movement.

BRM Training includes guided movement, active meditation, and improvisation, all embraced within a sense of communal ritual. The collective physical training may consist of stretching, shaking, jumping, low-level groundwork, balancing, partnering, weight sharing, impulse exchange, bodywork, bioenergetics, breath expansion, and transpersonal communication. Training for the spine, joints, and internal body spaces, our energetic centers are used to regenerate and expand the currents of energetic exchange between our internal and external realities. Guided improvisations give participants the opportunity to integrate this newfound sensory awareness within their physical body, external environments, and the collective presence to reach new realms of creative potential.


Diego Piñón’s Body Ritual Movement is the distillation of his extensive research in body-based energy methodologies since 1975. BRM is primarily derived from Diego’s Mexican heritage with traditional energetic practices and Japanese butoh under the guidance of Kazuo Ohno, Yoshito Ohno, Min Tanaka, Natsu Nakajima, among others. Diego’s extensive artistic research includes modern dance technique, contemporary movement and theater practice, and therapeutic body modalities. He performs and teaches throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Mexico using Body Ritual Movement as a means to transform personal and collective divisions through the dancing body and to cultivate a deeper connection to our shared humanity.

Beyond Diego’s extensive experience and research is a thirst for evolution in the pursuit of essence. The boundaries of his work and teaching continually need to be redefined. Thus the process that brought Diego to discover Butoh has taken him beyond its aesthetic boundaries to carry and develop the seed of its origin, a seed of ritual, of roots, and of rebellion. Diego’s work proposes a pathway of artistic research that values the daily life as much as the extraordinary. BRM proposes the possibility of developing an aliveness beyond the personal ego, an aliveness that can be carried equally in art, in ritual, and in our daily lives.

Co-sponsored by All Seasons Chalice.
Please Carpool!

** PHOTO CREDITS: Laura Scheele / Dark Canyon Photography


October 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
October 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm


3476 Sunshine Canyon Dr, Boulder, CO 80302