arrival 25.07- departure 31.07.2023
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 and clarify choices to promote efficiency, freedom and new possibilities in our physical organization.
We will begin our days practicing body awareness with the Feldenkrais Method and principles of Neurophysiology. Both are gentle and powerful approaches to movement which are deepening the sense of how we move, increasing the quality of coordination, assisting the development of a balanced postural tone as well as bringing a sense of ownership and pleasure in our dancing. We will practice being supple and responsive, trusting ourselves and the floor, playing with momentum and maintaining equilibrium while dancing in disorienting, ever-changing relationship to the ground. We will revisit and uncover the fundamental skills of Contact Improvisation as: falling, leaning, following, giving and receiving weight. In the afternoon, we will focus on the body performative potential practicing specific improvisational scores to facilitate a variety of dance explorations from solo to group.The dance studio is open to the landscape and sits up on a hill.
There is a breeze allowing for dance in the mornings and evenings, there is time for the beach in the middle of the day.
Arrivals: 25 Luglio 5 pm
Departures: 31 Luglio ore 10 am
Il numero di partecipanti è limitato: contattare prima possibile, per iscrizioni, le seguenti email
Simonetta Alessandri, an Italian dance artist and somatic educator based in London, applies the Feldenkrais Method in dance and movement training, and in performance making. 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. Her choreography has been for dance companies, student pieces, large scale opera, improvised performance, site specific and movement direction for theatre. She was one of the few dance practitioners in Italy who began working with CI in the 90’s. 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, Spain and Taiwan. She obtained the Post Graduated Diploma in Choreography at London Contemporary Dance School. She is qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method since 2002 and she holds the Teacher Certificate of the Royal Academy of Dance. She is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy.
Adalisa Menghini is an Italian choreographer, performer, dancer, teacher, based in Berlin. She studied at S.N.D.O. Amsterdam, holds a Postgraduate degree in Neurophysiological Psychology and is a practitioner of the Feldenkrais method. Adalisa is performing improvisation, creating pieces and has been collaborating with different artist including Dieter Heitkamp, Nita Little, Keith Hennessy, Kirstie Simson, LaborGras, Sasha Waltz and Tino Sehgal. She creates choreography for professional and non-professional dancers including children and elderly people. Twice she was awarded best director and choreographer of “Giocabriga”, a popular theatre genre in Italy. Her choreographic work with schoolchildren in Museums, received twice the price “Kinder zum Olymp”. Adalisa is teaching composition and choreography at the University of Art (UDK) Berlin and Contact Improvisation at Tanzfabrik Berlin. She is co-founder of C.A.R.E a Somatic Movement Training for educators and therapist at the Somatic Academy of Berlin.