with Matt Drews
Woozy is an accessible dance practice crafted to ignite union and flow. Access healing and pleasure as the mind•body•spirit system is showered with poetic cues as a guided improvisation. It harnesses somatic techniques to honor each person's unique sensations, histories, and movement qualities.
The lens of Woozy allows one to unwind bound, stuck, or self-conscious embodiment and perceive oneself as a conduit for many textures, images, states, and rhythms. Heightened and available bodies then generate compositional perspectives towards connection, moving through an arch of individual research toward the communal. Woozy aims for the liminal, a dreamy seam of trance, which excavates our boundaries between physical, emotional, cerebral, and energetic.
Cultivate a supple curiosity through this lush moving-meditation guided by Matt Drews and cuddled by textured sounds from Succubass. Eject from the norm, ride a lucid groove, and fade into wholeness.
Matt Drews is a Seattle based artist who harnesses yoga + dance as rituals toward communal immersion. His creative roles oscillate as connector, choreographer, teacher, producer, and performer. He steeped in Shambhala Buddhism at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where he took a deep dive into somatic psychology and yoga. Matt holds a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts. He’s studied Gaga with Ohad Naharin / Batsheva Dance Company (Tel Aviv), worked with Danielle Agami / Ate 9 Dance Company (Los Angeles), and tEEth Performance (Portland). He has also worked extensively with Kate Wallich + the YC (Seattle), and as a choreographer and performer with the radical experimental theater company Saint Genet (Vienna). His work has been presented locally at On the Boards, Velocity Dance Center, and Decibel Electronic Music Festival and internationally at Luminato Festival (Toronto), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), and Donau Festival (Krems). He has been teaching yoga and dance in Seattle since 2013, and completed his Reiki Master Training with Lisa Levine in 2019.