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All Photos: Silver Moon Photography

"As I learned about anatomy, weight, momentum, form, improvisation, and composition, I developed a way of moving through the world (living) as a holistic being. MF incites the ability to meld dance into everyday life, and everyday life into dance—the lives and dances that arise from this ability are extraordinary."

-Sophia Rog, MF Dance Artist & Practitioner

For more information such as

this year's schedule, please visit

https://www.luther.edu/mf/coalescence/program/.​

A forum where movement students, researchers, and professionals can come together to learn and discuss Movement Fundamentals.

2-7 weeks of intensive experimentation, in both theory and practice, with the MF paradigm. Location and duration of immersion will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Determined by artist seeking certification.


Examples of past projects:

  • Assisting Jane Hawley in designing and hosting the MF Coalescenses
  • A year-long investigation of the MF tenets, culminating in community workshops, lectures, and demonstrations
  • Adopting the MF curriculum for hip-hop dance training

Completion of 625 hours, consisting of attendance at three summer MF Coalescences, an immersion in the MF paradigm alongside Jane Hawley, and the creation and completion of a community project, is needed to become a certified MF Practitioner. The completion of these requirements, as well as readiness for certification, will be collaboratively determined and understood between the individual artist seeking certification and Jane Hawley.

MF Coalescence

ATTEND THREE SUMMER MF COALESCENCE SESSIONS IN JULY | 250 HRS 

MF Immersion

ARRANGE IMMERSION THROUGH MF CREATOR, JANE HAWLEY | 125 HRS

MF Project

DEVELOP AND PRODUCE MF COMMUNITY PROJECT | 250 HRS

MF CERTIFICATION