Dance and Somatics Summer Course
13.–14. August 2022
Our experience of our own bodies plays an important role in how we feel about ourselves, and this influences how we interact with our environment, social and physical.
Somatics refers to a general approach to working with the body where it is experienced from within rather than objectified from the outside. The implication is that when the body is experienced from within, then the body and mind are not separated but experienced as a whole.
There will be classes in improvisation, movement exploration, and other somatic movement practices. We aim to create a relaxed atmosphere in which everyone can learn at their own pace. We take our work seriously, and we like to have fun. We hope you will too!
This course is open to everyone and could be a great way to begin your autumn. Since it happens just at the end of summer, it can also serve as an introduction for prospective students of the one-year course.
Teachers: Elina Ikonen, the principal teacher of the one-year ISLO Education in Dance and Somatics, Aino Huusko, Minna Saksa
Location: Motora Motti, Papinkatu 5 (entrance/backyard, parking on street side)
Registration before Thu 4th of August through this link: xxxxxxxxx
10:00–12:00 Three-dimensional perception of the body, Elina
12:00–12:45 Lunch break (own snacks)
12:45–14:30 Sensing movement, natural movement, Aino
14:30–15:00 coffee break
15:00–17:00 embodied thoughts, feeling and moving the body, Minna
Sunday 14th of August
9:00–11:00 Space and communication, Aino
12:00–14:00 Relaxation and bodywork + information about EDS, Elina