Dance Convergence - The Axis Syllabus Feldenkrais Dance Convergence

26 October-5 May 2019

Santa Cruz, United States

Miranda Janeschild

miranda@baymoon.com

https://www.mirandacompany.com/classes

The Axis Syllabus Feldenkrais Dance Convergence is a series of 3 weekend workshop modules. Classes provide movers with embodied experiences that meld sensory awareness and small refined body motions into a discovery of highly satisfying dances. Mimicking the teacher or visually following choreography is not necessary. Feldenkrais® ATMs reveal sensory details in guided movement to harness and awaken a full body awareness. The lens of the Axis Syllabus offers a way to look at skeletal biomechanics and physics of an articulating body in motion. In the convergence we will move through exhilarating dances. 

The Spinal Engine ♦︎ October 26, 27, 28 2018

Feldenkrais ATM Dance ♦︎ Friday Saturday Sunday: 1:00-3:00

The Axis Syllabus Dance ♦︎ Saturday Sunday: 3:15 - 5:15

The spine acts as a wave, an engine and a spring. The spine’s shape and structure reveals the potential for tri-directional, motion that support contra-lateral limb movements, skeletal undulations along with compression and rebound for receiving and launching weight. These notions will drive our inquiry as we sense into, explore and study the details of the dancing spine.

Sculpting First Steps ♦︎ February, 22, 23, 24 2019

Feldenkrais ATM Dance ♦︎ Friday Saturday Sunday: 1:00-3:00

The Axis Syllabus Dance ♦︎ Saturday Sunday: 3:15 - 5:15

Where dance and everyday movements are one. We will sense into the feet as articulators and supports while the body participates in the simple acts of walking, turning, crouching, and rolling. Embracing oscillations, de-segmentation and unification of body masses over a small base of support will be principles explored while we hone our awareness to locomote and dance across the floor. 

Arms as Wings & Supports ♦︎ May 3, 4, 5 2019

Feldenkrais ATM Dance ♦︎ Friday Saturday Sunday: 1:00-3:00

The Axis Syllabus Dance ♦︎ Saturday Sunday: 3:15 - 5:15

There is potential for arms to offer buoyancy, delicate articulations and sound skeletal support while moving through space.  In this class we will harvest sensory details of arm use to direct and control momentum while also finding supporting structures to bring the pelvis above the head in upside down movement and discovery.