Friday, January 29, 2010

Feldenkrais and More in February

Dance Art Group / Movement Arts Research
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
Velocity Dance Center, Studio 3, 915 E Pine St, 3rd floor
$15/class; series discounts; drop-ins and all experience levels welcome
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DAG/MAR features weekly classes in improvisation, performance, creative process and composition, contact improvisation, somatic education, New Dance techniques and other dance realms, with a different local teacher/topic each month.


The Feldenkrais Method is a subtle and powerful system of neuromuscular re-education that evokes changes in muscular tone, flexibility, coordination, attention, and the comfort and efficiency of movement. We'll explore some classic Feldenkrais lessons, do some anatomy review to remind ourselves of the brilliant ways our bodies are designed to move, and delve into issues common to dancers. And we'll play with integrating those awarenesses while dabbling in an array of fabulous improvisational and perceptual practices including Authentic Movement, Contemplative Dance Practice, and the Tuning Score.

Lila is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner who has been teaching since 1987, including one of Seattle's longest-running weekly Feldenkrais classes since 1995. She likes to think she introduced Portland, OR, to Authentic Movement in the late 1980s, and learned from and has performed the Tuning Score with Karen Nelson and originator Lisa Nelson. She learned Contemplative Dance Practice from creator Barbara Dilley while on an ACDFA scholarship at Naropa University in 1987. She's performed with Karen Nelson, Lisa Nelson, Stephanie Skura, Bebe Miller, Ann Carlson, Crispin Spaeth, Nina Martin, Mary Oslund, Linda K. Johnson and many others.

Coming in March: Vanessa DeWolf
Coming in April: Nala Walla

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