Caryn Heilman began studying Continuum Movement in 1994, midway through her ten year professional dance career with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. She then founded LiquidBody media, movement and dance so that she could pursue the fluid thread she was following in the visionary work of Emilie Conrad that fulfilled fundamentals begun in the work of Modern Dance’s mothers, Martha Graham (the contraction/release as a stylized wave and the spiral) and Isadora Duncan (who came to see everything fundamentally as a wave).
With LiquidBody Dance she is exploring the art of dance from a fluid perspective. With LiquidBody media, she is exploring nonlinear formats for choreography and creating Somatic Cinema. With LiquidBody Movement she is offering opportunities for anyone to explore movement from a fluid perspective.
She is an authorized Continuum Movement teacher and a member of the Continuum Teachers Association. She has an MFA in Modern Dance from the University of California, Irvine. Continuum Movement is the basis for all LiquidBody classes and workshops.
LiquidBody Movement offers ongoing classes in New York City, Athens (Greece), and the Berkshires of Northwest Massachusetts and has upcoming workshops in Kansas City, MO; Athens, Greece, and Tuscany Italy. Caryn offers regular ongoing live Virtual Classes and Workshops to a growing global network of interested movers and co-teaches with Teri Carter, the Continuum Virtuals that follow the format Emilie Conrad introduced of once monthly live virtual dives around seasonal themes with instructional video. She is available for individuals and groups that want to schedule a class or workshop at their convenience. She is also available for in person workshops and classes wherever there is a request and the schedule permits.
Her artistic work is featured at Watermark Arts and her Somatic Cinema series was launched at the Fort Worth Modern in July 2018. Her audience-interactive media work is also on exhibit at Turbulence.org. She teaches at School of Visual Arts and is developing somatic movement Humanities curriculum for higher education and online study.
Caryn co-owns the ultra green, award-winning Topia Inn (TopiaInn.com) where regular LiquidBody workshops are offered as well as other somatic movement inclusive trainings. She and her wife, the world-music composer Nana Simopoulos (nana.net) will be inaugurating a new workshop space on the island of Evia, in Greece (around 2 hours from Athens).