Coming up Spring 2017

Happy New Year! Here’s a sunset shot from a beach Gran Canaria in December – there are more added to the photos page.

Big things coming up this term:

Moving Forth have been working hard on preparing for Module 3  of the Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies Certificate Programme which begins on Monday 9th January.  I will be continuing my assistantship, assisting and hopefully teaching a little, whilst being around for the general admin and running during the 2 1/2 weeks. I can’t wait to be immersed in LBMS again and to continue learning how to use and teach the material from Karen Studd and Laura Cox.

CELL (Creative Embodied Learning Labs) Health of the Spine workshop will be taking place in Dundee on February 12th. I will be teaching with Susan Scarth, Doe Warnes and Debbie Watson. More info on the day is below and more specific info on the workshops being delivered can be found on www.movingforth.org.

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I am also very excited to be attending this years Somatic Movement Gathering at Siobhan Davies Studios in London in March. This years theme is The Butterfly Effect of Somatic Movement – Local & Global with workshops and discussions looking at:

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  • The inner & the outer
  • The personal and the interpersonal
  • The individual and the community
  • How self-care as a practitioner affects the wider field
  • How the virtual world (digital media, social media, skype communications) affect our somatic experience.
  • How we bring our personal practice out into the world, in response to the global challenges of our time – health, population migration
  • How small actions affect the big picture

(www.somatic-movement.org)

More to come, bring on 2017!

Winter update

This term I have had such an excellent but busy time! I had a great time on the Ontogenetic Development BMC course and have now decided to continue further with the Infant Developmental Movement Education programme in 2018. I was also lucky enough to spend a week working and performing with Christine Devaney/Curious Seed and some amazing dancers and artists. I learned so much about how combine the somatic way in which I work and creating/choreography. I have included a couple of photos below, but more can be found on my photos page.

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On top of my usual teaching, I have enjoyed covering Dance n Play occasionally and teaching Baby Steps for half of the term at Dance Base – will be doing so next term as well. The BMC modules I have completed so far have helped me develop particularly in working with babies and infants and I love these opportunities.

With Moving Forth I taught a workshop as part of their CELL (Creative Embodied Learning Labs) introductory day on the Health of the Spine in November. My workshop explored rotation of the spine and the relationship of its parts to the whole, including  how rotation of the limb joints supports and facilitates rotation of the spine. We finally explored how this allowed us to connect with our environments and other people. After a successful Edinburgh run, we will be running again in Dundee in Feb – more news in the new year!

Looking forwards, I will be having some time off in the sun and snow (hopefully) over Xmas and will come back straight in with Module 3 of the Laban Bartenieff Movement Studies Certificate Programme, which I have been helping to organise and will be assisting and teaching a little of. Also, as I am nearing the end of my degree in Psychology, I will be running a project based on the experience of creativity early in 2016.

Spring News

Quite a while since my last post… I took a much needed break away to South Africa for a few weeks which was amazing and now  looking forward to taking part in some South African dance workshops in Edinburgh this term.

I recently received news that I have been awarded funding from the Rebecca Skelton Fund to attend two BMC workshops in Edinburgh with Embody Move Association in 2016; next week I will embark on the 6 day course on Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses.

And lastly, Module 2 of the Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies Certification Programme with LIMS and Moving Forth will be taking place in Edinburgh, June. I will be assisting delivery of the module and teaching a few classes of it myself.