Somatics: From Feldenkrais into Improvisation

Taught by Simonetta Alessandri

£54 (£48 concession)

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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. 

The Feldenkrais Method is a somatic discipline which uses experiential learning to achieve a psychophysical awareness of the whole self.  Directing attention to internal sensation through exploratory sequences of movement we will question our habits in order to open new possibilities in our physical organization.  By respecting the internal logic of the body we will grow from somatic awareness towards working with larger and more complex movement. Awareness of the roots of a movement and the emergence of new possibilities gives us a reinvigorated sense of ownership and pleasure in our solo dancing. Through improvisational strategies we will access a more energetic physicality and a broader awareness of sharing space and time with others.

Teacher's biography

Simonetta is Italian dance artist based in London. She teaches at Trinity Laban, Goldsmiths University and London Contemporary Dance School. Her work is informed by more than 30 years of dancing, teaching and choreographing. Simonetta has choreographed for dance companies, large scale opera, improvised performance, student pieces, site specific and has delivered movement direction for theatre. She taught for more than 20 years in Italy and kept Contact Improvisation alive in Roma for 10 years with her classes and jams. She has been a guest teacher in Germany, Colombia, UK, Norway, Israel, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Spain and Taiwan. She obtained a Post Graduated Diploma in Choreography at London Contemporary Dance School, is a qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method and she holds the Teacher Certificate of the Royal Academy of Dance.

Times: 12-13 Dec, 1-4pm daily
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Somatics Workshops

Somatics Workshops

An intensive eight-day programme of Somatic Workshops for professional practitioners, vocational level students or anyone with a background in movement practices.