Class Description: "Slowing Down to Speed Up, Aging into Contact"
Sunday, June 30th, 7:30pm-9pm
As a long-time Contact practitioner and teacher (since 1977) aging and injured, I continue to return to the form. This course reflects my interest in exploring Contact from the perspective of studying micro movements ( deep Somatic principles) to support aging into the form. Taking time to study ones inner body knowing and connectivity in the moment can facilitate an ability to feel what is absolutely right in order to engage with others physically. This astute awareness will guide us in participating in a wider range of desired movement choices be they larger, smaller, faster or slower, whether we are in "contact and improvisation" via touch or wider perceptions of physical touch.
Principles from various Somatic systems help to re-educate habitual movement patterns and intervene in the chronic injury process. Body-Mind Centering, Alexander Technique, Laban/Bartenieff, Release Technique and Authentic Movement aid our explorations within a container of consciousness, comfort, perception, ease, fun and self-education. Partial weight exchange ONLY. Everyone welcome.
Carol Swann is a teacher, facilitator, Improvisational performance artist, Somatic therapist and activist. She has been teaching Voice, Somatics, Contact and Improvisation for 35 years in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Israel and Russia. She is Co-founder and Director of "Moving On Center, School Of Participatory Arts and Somatic Education”, since 1994. She has a private practice in Somatic Psychology (Hakomi/Process Work), Somatic Movement Therapy, Alexander Technique, Voice and is a Group Process and Conflict Facilitator. Her work is influenced by Nature, left politics, Balkan Singing, Bonnie Cohen (BMC), Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies, Hakomi (Body- Mind Psycotherapy), Arnold Mindell (Process Work), John Cage, Meredith Monk, Steve Paxton, Somatics and everything else in her awareness.