This series of 3 workshops addresses flexibility, the ability to adapt and change, from the perspective of the Feldenkrais method. Is it possible to gain flexibility easily and effortlessly? Can there be a flexible body without a flexible mind?
Where: Online (Zoom)
When: 28/05, 04/06 & 11/06 (5.00-7.00 p.m. CEST)
Deadline for applications: 21 May
Body & Mind Flexibility
The Feldenkrais method understands flexibility and movement capacity as the consequence of an improvement in the organization and coordination of movement, and the elimination of muscular tension that inhibits or hinders elongation. This is a profound re-organization that affects not only movement but all planes of experience -thinking, feeling, sensing…; thus the way we relate to the world, to our environment.
These workshops are inspired by a series of lessons given by Moshe Feldenkrais -founder of the method- to dancers when he taught in Israel. Also by the classes he taught to the members of the theater company Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord directed by Peter Brook, and by some lessons that resemble yoga poses. These lessons are brilliant and full of complexity and explore human movement from the masterly perspective of Moshe F., one of the first Europeans to become a black belt in judo, Doctor of Science, who devoted big part of his life to the research of human development.
The workshop series is aimed at dancers, actors, musicians, and people interested in somatic practices and the Feldenkrais method who want to deepen their understanding of ‘organic learning’. Movement professionals and performers need a special ductility when it comes to embodying a character or a certain quality that a scene or piece requires. And self-knowledge is fundamental for this.
This approach to flexibility and freedom of movement using neuromuscular reeducation was pioneering in its time and today still represents a paradigm shift for many, since neuroplasticity -the brain’s ability to recover, restructure and adapt to new situations- is still a very recent and novel concept. The workshop invites participants to explore from their own experience some of these ideas and principles, and to discover and learn through curiosity, subtlety and listening.
“The purpose of my method is that the body is organized to move with minimum effort and maximum efficiency, not through muscular strength, but through a greater awareness of its functioning and the integration of it into its environment.” -Moshe Feldenkrais
Jennifer Blanco, in addition to being a certified teacher of the Feldenkrais method, is an actress, holds a degree in Film Production and has extensive training in dance and improvisation. She offers group classes and workshops of Awareness Through Movement and individual sessions of Functional Integration to dancers, actors, musicians and people interested in learning and gaining self-knowledge through movement. She is fluent in English, Spanish, German and Catalan.
To register, email email@example.com
Costs for participants: 3 workshops (6 hours): 120 euros
For further information, please visit https://www.feldenkraiswithjen.com
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