Movement Speaks seeks to inspire movement


The Yard will be bringing a special program to senior centers around the Island. Movement Speaks, developed by Naomi Goldberg Haas, is focused on inspiring strong and creative movement among older adults of all ages and abilities. Based on the core values of enjoying one’s own body and moving with other people, the dance program promotes greater mobility, self-confidence, physical awareness, social interaction, expressiveness in movement, and a greater sense of meaning, according to a press release.

Naomi Goldberg Haas is a dancer, master teacher, choreographer, and founding artistic director of Dances for a Variable Population (DVP). Ms. Goldberg Haas has created site-related public performances at many of New York City’s most iconic public spaces, and she leads DVP’s education programs, including the organization’s free, community-based dance workshops, which have served more than 4,000 seniors at 35 senior centers since 2009.

Community members of all ages are encouraged to come and dance. No registration is necessary. Times, dates, and locations are: Monday, March 9, 10:30 am–11:30 am, Windermere; 1:30 pm–2:30 pm, Anchors, Edgartown Council on Aging. Tuesday, March 10, 1 pm–2 pm, Tisbury Senior Center. Wednesday, March 11, 11:30 am–12:30 pm, Anchors, Edgartown Council on Aging, 2 pm–3 pm, Windermere. Friday, March 13, 1 pm–2 pm, Tisbury Senior Center, 3 pm–4 pm, Windemere.