Heidi Krause's Movement Exploration method was designed to clear energetic pathways, diminish unsuitable holding patterns of the musculoskeletal system, expose areas in need of care and balance within the body, boost creative function, and release suppressed expression.
About the Creator:
Heidi Krause is a freelance Performer, Choreographer, NCBTMB-certified Massage Therapist and Instructor of Improvisation, Somatic Movement, Contemporary Dance and Body Conditioning. Currently based in Madison, WI, she travels abroad frequently, connecting with artists and fitness professionals, to expand her knowledge and discover collaborative opportunities.
Heidi performed with the Kanopy Dance Company, as a soloist, for 6 years while completing her high school education and certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
While gaining experience in the therapeutic field, she devoted herself to exploring as many forms of movement as possible, to better understand the body's natural impulses in addition to expanding her unique choreographic style.
She made her way from mainstream movement culture to ancient movement techniques, encompassing both expressive and therapeutic intention.
Among her studies, ritualistic Cham dance, martial arts, varied sects of yogic culture, West African and Afro-Cuban dance, traditional Flamenco and Vietnamese dance were contrasted with contemporary choreography styles and reformed techniques of movement from around the globe.
She was particularly inspired by the Creative Improvisation and Composition methods used by top NYC choreographers Gregory Dolbashian, Brice Mousset, Alexandra Beller, and Kendra Portier, .
Most recently, she studied intensively in Israel with Batsheva Dance Company, whose Artistic Director and Choreographer--Ohad Naharin--created the Gaga Movement Language; a revolutionary development in the modern dance world.
While living in NYC, Heidi served as an ambassador for The Joyce Theatre. She was invited to join a closed workshop to explore somatic principles with Martha Eddy, PhD., which shed new light on the broad teachings of bodily impulse and consequences of suppression.
These research principles, along with a fundamental base of Laban Movement Analysis, were later integrated into personal research that was built upon Ohad Naharin's movement language.
This collection of research was brought back to Heidi's understanding of reflexology and bodywork, concepts in Chinese medicine pertaining to the energy meridians.
She is currently studying to become a Certified Movement Analyst at the Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. During this time, she is actively creating and collaborating.
This continual investigation of movement only heightens her curiosity of the varied, evolving expressive forces possessed by humanity.
Heidi teaches customized workshops for both community settings and professional platforms, elaborating on her method of integrating various artistic mediums--alternating between any combination of drawing, sculpting, writing, and improvising movement--while engaging holistically in specific combinations of Spacial/ Effort Intents. These flow sessions may be used solely for individual creative exploration, or for the development of collaborative integration.
Heidi is constantly conceptualizing multi-media performances, and seeking channels of creative exploration through movement, 2-D/ 3-D art, and poetic writing. Ultimately, this practice is for the purpose of engaging in creative collaboration and producing work which brings positive energy and heightened connection to communities.