Proto-technique – Shapeshifting
I realised many years ago that the anatomical images we hold of ourselves function like ideokinesis in contributing to the shaping both our movement and perception. Biotensegrity is a new model of anatomy that is emerging right now from within the medical community. In these classes, I will share practices that I have developed to embody images of biotensegral anatomy that offer new experiences of ourselves as dancers. Fundamental to Biotensegrity is the concept of multi-scalar interconnectedness – we don’t move parts but are forever shapeshifting.
Proto-technique classes are focused on the process of how we experience ourselves moving. The aim is to develop self-awareness as a tool for creating and refining our own dance practices.
“Fifteen years ago, I chose to make teaching my artist practice and the process of creating classes my field of artistic research. An inquiry of what it is to be a thinking, feeling, moving subject through facilitating a dialogue with ourselves and our environment in which we are empowered to be our own experts.”
Specialising in the application of somatics to contemporary dance and beyond that to wider society. Certified to teach the Feldenkrais Method; Body And Earth work of Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose; SNDO Amsterdam (1993–95); MA in Dance Pedagogy from UniArts Helsinki (2007–11).