….The Art and Science of Movement Education
New & Noteworthy for 2018
Alexander Technique teachers had a great couple of days in London and Dublin learning the fine points of helping people living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. The training days were sponsored by The Poise Project, founded and directed by Alexander Technique teacher, Monika Gross, is a 10-year multi-project organization dedicated to promoting the profession through creation of programs in support of specific populations and industries. These programs support teacher trainings but host public events designed to offer first-hand experience of the benefits of the Technique. A two-day event on the theme of people living with Parkinson’s is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, February 3rd (teacher training) and February 4th (community support day). www.thepoiseproject.org/events and a follow up teacher training in Dublin, Ireland on the 6th of February. I will be serving as a consultant to both the London and Dublin events.
Check out my new workshop…
Rhythm – without the Blues
A Movement Class for Joint Health for people living with Arthritis
Saturday, March 10th from 2 – 3:30 pm at the McAuley Place
My first Irish workshop in HUMAN ORIGAMI is planned for Saturday, April 22nd at the Lantern space in Dublin.Human Origami is an exploration through movement into the mysteries of body folding. The guided process draws from embryology and invites movers into transformational consciousness – finding new spaces, places, and movements never imagined. STAY TUNED!
Check out my blog posts on my Human Origami website.
In November, I was pleased to offer a webinar for LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore, entitled, The Fold: An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Research. The Skype was across 13 time zones to Asia, and I needed to be well awake to begin talking at 5 am in the morning. The talk featured my journey in developing human origami as an improvisational somatic movement practice and my collaborations with dance colleague and multimedia artist Susan Sentler. Susan teaches at LASALLE and has taken the concept of human origami into gallery installations, fashion design and animation. Learn more about Susan’s work with Human Origami on our website. Susan and I have collaborated since 2013 on a variety of projects from ethics-approved studies on improvisation to poster presentations.
Our latest publication of practice-based research study compared visual and kinesthetic imagery as prompts for movement improvisation: How visual and kinaesthetic imagery shape movement improvisation: A pilot study, has been published in the December 2017 issue of Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices.
I’m delighted that my article Human Origami – the Embryo as a Folding Life Continuum is now published in the debut issue of The International Journal of Prenatal and Life Sciences, a phenomenological and anthroposophical perspective on human development. The Journal is the publishing voice of Cosmoanelixis, an institute in Greece dedicated to higher education in human development with a more embodied perspective.