Into-You-I-See, a play on the word "intimacy," is a human connection movement workshop focusing on choreography-building through physical, emotional responses. Most of us assume listening to be a passive part of communication. In this workshop, we will approach listening as something that is active, and is one of the most generous things you can provide another person, and we will get to bring this to the forefront of our awareness and begin using techniques to practice and strengthen this muscle.
We use the Weʻre Not Really Strangers card deck, a card game created to deepen existing relationships and create new ones.
Designed for non-dancers and dancers.
This was a 5-month workshop series that happened on the first Saturday of every month from April to August, 2022.
"I signed up for the Into-You-I-See Series. I found that each week, I became more and more comfortable in my body. I thoroughly enjoyed the process of discussion, observing natural movement, and creating a dance as a whole. Lian, who is the co-founder of SteLi Dance and creator of Into-You-I-See, is so uplifting and refreshing with her enthusiasm. She creates a safe space to explore and be in this process."
- Barbara, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, and Yoga Instructor
"I look forward to join the Into-You-I-See workshops every month because it creates a space for me to connect deeply with my fellow participants that I don't have the ability to do in my daily life. The questions can seem scary at first, but I feel supported in the workshops. It makes me feel like I can tackle the subjects in the questions more head on."
- Amanda Almeida
SteLi Book Club:
The year 2020 brought out a huge shift in the world. Injustices once kept from the light rose to the surface; things once overlooked in our personal lives, as well, have entered the forefront of our consciousness. We as a community felt an urgent pull to address and educate ourselves on the role systemic racism has played in world history and in particular the effect it has had on the lives of Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC). Our intention was to hold ourselves accountable and encourage and inspire others to continue or take on learning from, discussing and sharing these stories and experiences.
Since June 2020, we have held weekly SteLi Book Club meetings, engaging in works with an anti-racism lens which facilitates critical thinking for other areas of life.
Session 1: "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander
Session 2: "Ten Arguments for Deleting your Social Media Accounts Right Now" by Jaron Lanier
Session 3: "Funeral Diva" by Pamela Sneed
"This entire pandemic has blown up and magnified the ways in which our society has failed our people. Part of the quarantine experience has been watching this all unfold in isolation and silence. I come to SteLi Book Club to partake in a collective creation of hope that is desperately needed."
Member of SteLi Book Club Sessions 1, 2, and 3
SteLi Dance has been offering MORNING and EVENING Mindfulness Sessions on Instagram LIVE from November 2020 until May 2021.
The sessions focus on stretching the body and relaxing the mind, while bringing our awareness and focus onto our breath.
The morning sessions are meant as a way to help start the day right, grounding you in your body to be fully present in the current moment.
The evening sessions are used to prepare the mind and body for sleep, and release the stresses of the day.
All sessions are saved on our IGTV for 24 hours.
Zoom Dance Classes
SteLi Dance Company presents the Dancer Talk series, where we get to know our dancers on the topic of food or a location.
In these videos, we got to know four of our dancers,
Asim Logan, Loreal Quiroz, Kara Hauenstein, and Destiny Pino
on a personal topic of either food or a specific location in NYC - both of which have meaning to them. We hope you enjoy watching these just as much as we did making them, learning about our dancers as human beings.