Sean’s teaching is dedicated to the integration of yoga and meditation, and draws on 18 years of practice in both. He was a monk in Burma in 2002, and has studied with many wonderful teachers including Jack Kornfield, Sylvia Boorstein and Eugene Cash (Dharma, meditation), David Moreno and Alice Joanou (yoga), and Steve Hoskinson (Somatic Experiencing). Sean teaches at Yoga Tree and SF Insight, and leads kirtan, offering the practice of Bhakti Yoga as an integral aspect of a heart-centered Path. Sean is in training to teach meditation & Dharma with Jack Kornfield.
Sean Feit is a classically trained composer and multi-instrumentalist. He studied music composition at California Institute of the Arts (BFA, 1993), focusing on Renaissance polyphony and opera, and Cornell University (Graduate Fellowship, 1995-6), beginning to develop a contemplative performance vocabulary. He lived for a year in a Zen monastery, absorbing the radical stillness and listening of that ancient practice, and has been committed to Buddhist practice for 18 years.
In SF, Sean studied modern dance with Kathleen Hermsdorff, performance and Contact Improvisation with Keith Hennessy and Jess Curtis, butoh with Katsura Kan and others, classical piano with David Arden, Alexander Technique with John Ingle, and Authentic Movement with Bill McCully.
Sean co-directed RUJEKO Performance Collaboration with Keren Abrams from 1997-2005 and produced six full-length pieces integrating site-specific movement, live music, and text. RUJEKO performed in public spaces in the city and in nearby rural/park land, as well as in formal theater spaces, creating a ritual performance language deeply informed by meditative practice, and became known for their willingness to stretch time, expectations and comfort in pursuit of image and immediacy.
In addition to solo and directing work, Sean has danced or made music with Scott Wells, Angus Balbernie, The Bodycartography Project, Seth Eisen, AVY K Productions, and Leslie Seiters Little Known Dance Theater, for whom he created the score for The Way to Disappear (2005). Sean was most recently a member of Keith Hennessy’s critically acclaimed company, Circo Zero. His music for Circo Zero’sSol Niger (2008) was called “brilliantly charged” (SF Bay Guardian), and “bold, dazzling and filled with fresh insights” (Beyond Chron). Sean’s music for Sol Niger won an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Best Sound/Text 2007-8.
Current work includes The Midnight Club, a participatory late-night performance training and installation, performing Spring 2012 at UC Davis as part of the requirements for my PhD in Performance Studies with a Designated Emphasis on Performance and Practice. I’ve been working all year with a crew of devoted and talented performers in an open-ended process, and the resulting piece has been wonderfully, maddeningly, unpredictable.
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