London Contemporary Dance School's Introduction to Somatics and dance

Ideas, philosophy, history and experiential work


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Mon 4 December, 1 - 5pm

Somatic practices have been an integral part of movement and dance since the early 20th century. In recent years, neuro science has validated many of the ideas and methods that somatics pioneers often struggled to develop under adverse conditions. Join Susanne Lahusen for an afternoon of the history, philosophy, scientific and experiential aspects of somatics, and explore practical elements that can support dancers in their understanding of their bodies, and lead to a healthier and less stressful life in movement.

Teacher's Biography

Susanne Lahusen’s interest in somatics started when she helped to set up a collection on the early 20th century Central European Dance, and started to explore the roots that led to the various somatic practices of today. She has a BEd in Movement Studies and Sports Science, an MA in Dance, and certification in Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonic, and the Alexander Technique. She currently teaches somatics at London Contemporary Dance School, trains yoga teachers for Yogacampus, she runs experiential anatomy and yoga sequencing courses, and also works as a private movement practitioner. Whilst respecting the unique characteristics of the various disciplines which she has studied, Susanne’s approach to teaching has evolved from an awareness of the elements that are fundamental to all movement.


Times: 1pm
Duration: 240 mins
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of LCDS Somatics Intensive 2017

London Contemporary Dance School's Somatics Intensive

An intensive eight day programme of postgraduate level classes for professional and vocational level students.