Taller Thomas Kampe 2023

Feldenkrais Method, Movement & Improvisation

Workshop with Thomas Kampe
May 13th & 14th 2023

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 (PhD) has worked as a somatic dance & theatre educator, performance maker and researcher with people of all abilities across the globe for 40 years. Between 2012 and 2022 he was Professor of Somatic Performance & Education at Bath Spa University (UK). Thomas is a teacher of the Feldenkrais Method ® which forms a rich foundation for his teaching and research. He recently co-edited JDSP Vol. 13.1 &2 (2022): ‘Embodying Eco- Consciousness: Somatics, Aesthetic Practice and Social Action’, and was guest editor of the IFF Journal Vol. 6 (2019): ‘Practices of Freedom: The Feldenkrais Method and Creativity’. He was co-director of Body IQ Festival Berlin 2019 & 2021.
https://thomaskampe.wordpress.com/ http://www.thomaskampe.com/

 

Schedule and price

  • Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May
  • From 10:00h to 16:30h
  • Price: 160€

Registration

You can reserve your place by sending an email to info@obradordemoviments.com.
Limited places.