PATRICK CROWLEY has been researching the body and movement for over 39 years as a dancer, yogi, and bodyworker, and performer. He has taught nationally and internationally at dance centers, yoga centers, organizations, universities, and retreat centers.
Patrick offers classes and sessions in Contact Improvisation, Playback Theatre, contemplative dance, somatics, bodywork, yoga, chakra work, movement improvisation, EFT Tapping, anatomy, and health coaching.
Patrick Crowley worked closely with Nancy Stark Smith, who was central to the development of Contact Improvisation dance. He organizes Underscore events—the Underscore is a 3–4 hour improvisation score created by Nancy Stark Smith integrating Contact Improvisation with compositional awarenenss. Patrick coordinates the Global Underscore, an annual event in which the Underscore is danced simultaneously at 70+ sites around the world.
For 14 years he co-led the Longdance, an outdoor seasonal ritual, including hot sweats, personal process, movement, Playback Theatre, sacred space, and connecting to nature.
Patrick was certified in bodywork by Sensei Toshiko Phipps, was Nationally Certified in Bodywork in 1993, and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
Patrick has a background in contemporary dance, Body-Mind Centering®, somatics, vipassana meditation, Playback Theatre, New Dance Technique, Action Theater, mixed-ability dance, martial arts, shamanic studies, and leadership development.
He has taught at Yale University, Boston University, Cambridge School of Weston, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Cape Cod Community College, Harvard University, Boston Community Center for the Arts, Dance Complex, Freiburg International Contact Improvisation Festival, Buenos Aires Contact Improvisation Festival, Boston Contact Improvisation Festival, Montreal's ACI Contact Improvisation Festival, Earthdance, Dance New England, Wild Life Sanctuary, Blue Guitar Studio, Green Planet, and Yoga Sanctuary. In addition to most of the venues above, he has performed at the Boulder Fringe Festival, A.P.E., Radcliffe College, Helix, and many others. Patrick performed with the Zany Angels Dance Theatre Company from 2006-2014.
Patrick also produces many workshops by acclaimed teachers, including Nancy Stark Smith's annual 3-week January Workshop and Joel Gluck's Psolodrama workshops. He has been a consultant on several of Artemis Joukowsky's documentary films, including Defying the Nazis.