BodySchool : Moving from the fish body

Malcolm Manning (Skotija) viesmeistarklase Somatikā (auguma apzinātībā)
7.-8.decembrī ’13 | nedēļas nogales 10 stundas



Malcolm Manning
is a somatic movement researcher, educator, mentor and artist. In his classes, he shares his inquiry of what it is to be a thinking, feeling, moving subject in this world through developing a dialogue with ourselves and our environment in which we are empowered to be our own experts.
He offers his work as a resource for performing arts professionals in dance centres, for dance companies, at festivals, and on higher education programmes. He also teaches a workshop series for every body called BodySchool in which applies his work to everyday life situations.
He is certified to teach the Feldenkrais Method® and the Body And Earth work developed by Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose. He studied for two years at SNDO Amsterdam and has an MA in Dance Pedagogy. He made extensive studies of Contact ImprovisationAuthentic Movement, Movement Shiatsu, Body Mind Centering and experiential anatomy

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BodySchool : Moving from the fish body
In the 3.5 billion year tale of human evolution, it is from our fish ancestors that we and our entire extended vertebrate family inherit our spinally organised head-tail structure. Legs arrived much later, and in some sense their function is simply to get the earth out of the way so that our spines can move as they did in the oceans in which they first evolved. Our arms arrived later still.
From this evolutionary perspective, the “fish body” represents our vital core while our legs and arms are the parts of ourselves that mediate with and enable us to navigate through our terrestrial world. Attending to the “fish body” can create a feeling of core stability and spaciousness that enhances our sense of vitality in everything that we do

is a workshop series that applies somatic and postmodern dance practices to everyday life situations. The workshops move fluidly between lecture and class formats maintaining a sense of lightness, ease and good humour.
We’ll look at some basic skeletal anatomy in order to support our own sensory experience of ourselves and do some Feldenkrais Method® Awareness Through Movement classes. We may also dance a little or do some hands on work depending on the needs or interests of the group.
There is nothing here to get right; the aim instead is to foster a physical dialogue with ourselves and the environment in which we become empowered to be our own experts


December 7-8 ’13 | 10 hours altogether
Saturday, Sunday | 11:00-13:30 and 14:30-17:00

I-DEJAS MĀJA, Rīga, Rūpniecības str. 32b, 2nd floor (entrance from the yard) | Map

Malcolm Manning teaches his BodySchool workshop series for every body in which he applies his work to everyday life situations

Take with you
comfortable cloth for comfortable movement, yoga matt or blanket, no shoes needed

Fee for participation and a deposit of 30 EUR paid
75Ls (107eur) | if paying the registration fee or the whole sum till Nov 20th: 65Ls (93eur)
20% discount:
participants of Somatikas 3 secīgie semināri,
season pass holders of Somatikas studija,
students and groups (at least 5 people), f.e., dance and movement therapists, or any other group of colleagues



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