Who We Are
Neva and Raffles have been cultivating community, teaching embodiment, and creating performances together for more than a decade. Along the way we have gathered momentum and sourced inspiration from arts institutions such as Art Monastery, Loom Ensemble, Pilobolus, Double Edge, thejamjar, Solaluna, Earthdance, and key relationships that go all the way back to Oberlin College. We have found Home with artist communities in NYC, Italy, Stockholm, Berlin, Dubai, the Hudson Valley, Colorado, and Vermont. Now WildHeart is a new Home for cultivating deep community, for the development of new performances, and for ongoing embodiment practice and research.
WildHeart is the culmination of collaborative partnerships with artists and embodiment practitioners from around the world.
Our bodies are cultured.
Our embodiment practice (and unexamined habitual patterning!) channels into our artmaking.
Art shapes culture.
And the culture we co-create circles back around to shape our bodies.
We can interrupt the default course of this cycle at any point:
with critical thinking and strategic detox from the overculture’s impact on our bodies;
with embodiment practice that repatterns how we self-express;
with art that affirms life, honors all bodies, opens regenerative possibilities.
This is our work:
to support a spiral of cultural, embodied, creatively expressed love.