Feldenkrais Method, Movement & Improvisation
On-site Workshop with Thomas Kampe
In this workshop we will use The Feldenkrais Method® as a resource for Improvisation practice. We will investigate potentials for transfer of the Feldenkrais Method, a key somatic movement practice, into Improvisational processes through gentle reflective movement explorations and expansive dynamic embodied dialogues. The Feldenkrais Method offers a relational perspective on movement, perception, and somatic authority and can support our ability to learn and discover new skills with ease. We will explore the use of restrictions, constraints and structured problems as tools for finding freedom, new patterns and greater possibilities in our improvised movement choices.
Through ‘Awareness through Movement lessons’®touch- based partner work based on Functional Integration’® and improvisations will explore the three-dimensional movement potential of our pelvis and ribs to find ease, freedom and greater possibilities in our movement choices as improvised dancers.
The Feldenkrais Method offers an organic and accessible toolkit for movement learning. In imaginative and playful ways it allows us to relate to our world through complex and multi-dimensional movement patterns.
Thomas Kampe has worked with dance, theatre, and movement for the last 30 years. He has taught somatic approaches towards movement education for performers in different settings around the world. He has worked as performer, choreographer and director in Germany and Britain, and is currently Senior Lecturer for Dance at London Metropolitan University where he was awarded University Teaching Fellowship in 2010. Thomas is a qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method, which forms a foundation for his teaching of dance and movement. He recently completed his PhD thesis titled “The Art of Making Choices: The Feldenkrais Method as a Choreographic Resource‟.
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th February
10h00 – 16h30
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