PATRICK CROWLEY has been researching the body and movement for over 36 years as a dancer, yogi, and bodyworker, and performer. He teaches nationally and internationally at dance centers, yoga centers, organizations, universities, and retreat centers.
Patrick teaches Contact Improvisation, anatomy and bodywork, yoga, personal process, and communication. For 14 years he co-led the Longdance, an outdoor seasonal ritual, including a sweat lodge, 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 the documentary film, Two Who Defied the Nazis.