Conscious Dance Theatre

Conscious Dance Theatre

This performance style weaves dance, theatre, improvisation and, audience interaction, inspiring inner growth from its viewers.

What is Conscious Dance Theatre?

 

A fuller way to view performance

Conscious Dance Theatre is a way of experiencing performance; this is not passive entertainment. This performance style weaves dance, theatre, improvisation and, audience interaction, inspiring inner growth from its viewers. Audience members are encouraged to take responsibility for what the performance reflects about themselves by noticing what is happening internally in thought, sensations, and feelings. What personal opinions, values, and shadows are revealed?  No one person receives it the same.

 

 

Why improvisation?

Improvisation depends on presence– a deep listening of the body, the music, the environment, and the intention, all in the present moment. Being in the present moment is significant for self-discovery, healing, and growth. With Conscious Dance Theatre promotes the evolution of humanity, we performers must practice what we preach- offering an artful manifestation of being in the now.

 

Why Audience Interaction?

In the pursuit to grow from separation into unity, Conscious Dance Theatre softens the division between audience and performer. The mind, body, and spirit of the audience become a part of the show as participants are empowered to be embodied. Actions such as mindful breathing, clapping, cheering, and expressing heightens the collective experience.

 

Katie speaks to the camera
Katie interacts with audience
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Conscious Dance Theratre

Love Letters to Humanity

A Performance of Conscious Dance Theatre

Description

This one-person show weaves Dance Improvisation and Theatre to reveal both the struggle and humor on the search for inner peace. From movement poetry to grotesque play, this piece holds satire with compassion in a sincere depiction of the personal and the collective. Vignettes expose escapism, uncomfortable emotions, and cultural imbalances, with insights for coming back to wholeness.

Katie at the International embodiment conference
Black and white Katie Wells
What others are saying:

Inspiring

Edgy

Humorous 

Self-compassionate  

Provocative

Brave

Tender

Impressive

Wild

Broadway worthy, side-splitting, poignant

Elizabeth Stallings

Owner and Artistic Director of The Color Project

Katie’s skills in the performance of dance, spoken word, and song was truly amazing.

Aubrey Ford

Civil Rights Lawyer

Katie’s personal journey from birth to wise woman offered us dynamically bold movement…giving us a felt sense of her experiences and genuine introspection for meaning and love.

Anna Pittman

PhD, Non-Dual Therapist, Yoga Instructor

Katie’s honest vulnerabilities called us to step into our own
self-reflection.

Hannah Levin

Ayurvedic Health Coach and Teacher

This performance is a teaching of Embodied Mindfulness – A somatic felt sense of coming home to the whole self… I experienced in this performance that we as a human beings took on layers of protection and falsehood. Katie exposes those layers, peeling them off one by one, to come back to a place of self-compassion.

Joe K

Counselor, Founder of the nationwide, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme).

A movement memoir of self-discovery and social commentary… 
Like therapy mixed with creative play

Coleen Redmond

Poet and Columnist

Love Letters offered me instructions to nurture the parts of me that I demonize, the parts that I don’t want to acknowledge or work with.

Kristy Arbon

Founder of Heartworks- Embodied, Trauma-Informed Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

I’m going to put it real simple – Katie Wells is a fucking FORCE!

Wryn Magdalyn

Ayurveda Coach, Yogini and Spiritual Guide

Love Letters Bag scene
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