One day workshop
with Simonetta Alessandri
Sunday 23rd April, 11am to 5pm
Feldenkrais & Contact Improvisation
In the Feldenkrais session, we will investigate how essential the pelvis is in the organization of our movement. Directing attention to internal sensation with guided explorations we will investigate different options in movement to understand and clarify the anatomical organization of our pelvic-girdle. We will question our habits in order to achieve more efficiency, exploring /considering the mobility and the stability and full engagement of the power of the pelvis in our movement. The sensory and kinaesthetic awareness achieved with the embodied experience of Feldenkrais will reach a different level when we meet a partner who has experienced the same somatic process. We will develop sophistication in reading, understanding and communicating with our partner in the physical conversation of our Contact dance and specifically we will play with a centre to centre connection. With our clever pelvis we will become stronger in support and lighter in flight, enjoying dancing the constant shifting of weight and the continues change of orientation of our Contact dance.
Basic level of Contact Improvisation is expected.
Simonetta is an Italian dance artist based in London. She has been practicing, performing teaching Contact for more than 20 years. She is qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method and she holds a P.G. Diploma in Choreography from London Contemporary Dance School, a T.C. from Royal Academy of Dance. She teaches at Trinity Laban, London Contemporary Dance School and Goldsmiths University. She has been a guest teacher in more than ten countries
WHERE / WHEN
Goldsmiths University of London New Cross SE14 6NW
Department of Theatre and Performance, Studio 154
Cost: £35 / concession £30
To book a place: write to firstname.lastname@example.org
send a non-refundable deposit of £20
Lloyds TSB SORT CODE: 30-64-43 ACCOUNT NUMBER 12268260
with Irene Cena, Alex Crowe, Gaelin Little & Srik Narayanan
Movement classes to explore
embodied awareness, creative process and community
through a rich variety of somatic approaches to
movement, improvisation and performance
Each of these weekly classes will be an opportunity to explore our bodies from within, our relationship to space and others.
Using imagery, hands-on bodywork, breath and voice we will gently find our way into movement and together create a safe and supportive space to experiment, play and discover our own nature. Learning from our bodies, we cultivate the experience of more awareness, ease, fluidity and support in ourselves and the joy in moving and dancing together.
In facilitating these sessions the teaching team will be drawing on their practice of disciplines such as dance, martial arts, mindfulness meditation, Skinner Releasing Technique, Body-Mind Centering® and Authentic Movement.
Open to everybody. No prior experience of dance, somatics or bodywork is necessary. Just bring your curiosity.
Thursdays 27th April to 29th June 7.00-9.00pm
London Buddhist Arts Centre, London E2 0PT
£12 per class or £100 for all 10 classes