“TUNING BODY LANDSCAPE” @ Summer intensive program “Body awareness in Nature” Ile d’Aix, France 1st to 5th August 2016
In this work, we dive into the transformative process between body and landscape through senses. We allow body as a tuning instrument that is receptive and connected to the environment.
We observe, listen, feel, smell and taste. This basic sensory functions guide us to explore movement and dance expression from the body sensation as well as becoming one with the environment.
The approach of this workshop is twofold:
1. Sensory Fieldwork
The first part of this workshop will be based on Sensory fieldwork. We will focus on the primary senses of the body to tune into the direct perception of the land. Through touch, smell, listening and looking/gazing we can allow the body to be informed by the surrounding ecosystem and the various habitats present on site. This sensory fieldwork will be guided and often blindfolded to deepen the perceptual field of the participants while being supported by an observing partner.
2. Body Centered Practice
Building on the sensory practice, the second part of the workshop will consist of integrating the experience of the land into a wide range of Body Centered Practice. Movement/dance explorations, imagery and improvisation tasks, voice and breath work, as well as various bodywork modalities to engage the participants into finding their artistic expression within the context of being on the land.
Biological Body workshop @ Seoul Dance Center / 28th and 29th October 2015 Exploring the somatic movement as well as the plastic material as an extension of the body.
SIDANCE- exchange program between Portuguese and Korean choreographers /22nd July -26th 2015 in Lisbon Portugal.
Exploring somatic movement in parallel relation with a performative / choreographic approach.
“How can we integrate somatic practice into performance and representation? ”
Somatic movement workshop by Jihae Ko and Kay Patru @TreeInMind Art therapy association Seoul, Korea
Somatic practice integrates sensory function and perception into the moving body. The body is perceived from within and radiates out into the environment in an act of constant transformation engendering multiple identities. The work focuses primarily on internal presence and external perception of space and other to enhance our movement vocabulary as well as our imaginative powers.
BODY LAYERS- There are three main functional layers of the body- SKIN (the most superficial, sensitive layer), MUSCLE ( the most contractile layer) and BONE ( the most condensed layer). We explore the different quality of the each layer into movement and body-mind awareness.
BREATH-VOICE work as a potential layer connecting the internal to the external environment as well as finding an intuitive sound expression.
The workshop is composed of a gradual warm-up designed to enhance our awareness of Skin, Muscle, Bone, Breath-Voice. Secondly this exploration is incorporated into improvisation tasks giving the participants a chance to develop this material further with discussion and feedback sessions.
Heart Intelligence workshop
What does it mean to live and move from the heart?
Living and moving from the heart is an essential practice in our modern society due to its power to balance our emotions and provide us with a powerful guidance system in order to navigate life’s challenges. Listening from the heart’s perspective can bring a total transformation of one’s attitude and increase the capacity for self-love and empathy for others. In this series of workshops we will take a closer look at the relationship between feeling and thinking, and explore various tools for empowering our hearts to be creative, responsive and intelligent.
Self-inquiry, guided movement improvisation, voice work and somatic bodywork are part of the program in order to support us in our exploration of the theme.
Furthermore we will go deeper into:
What is self-inquiry and how does it work from the heart’s perspective?
Mapping the emotional guidance system to support our self-realization.
Empowering your dreams from the heart’s perspective.