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Kunst en vrije tijd - Dans

Fascia as a creative movement tool

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December from 13.30-17.30 (8 hours)

Natalie Heller

For whom:
Mixed level.
The work is relevant for both professional dance artists, as well as amateurs, yoga teachers and massage therapists.

Ever wondered what holds your body together? Why we don’t just spill out into the world? The complex and beautiful fascial system not only wraps around our muscles and our organs, it also runs under our skin. It is the true barrier between us and the world.

Come and discover the magic of your fascial system. Become aware of how every position, and every movement involves the fascia.
Learn to sense the fascia in your own body through movement and visualisation exercises with the use of fun props!
Experience fascia and touch.  Through experiential anatomy we explore location, tonality and sensation of the fascia using partner hands-on work.
Practice techniques to release your fascial system and reduce physical pain in key locations such as the lower back, the pelvis and the neck.
Sense how your movement can be fully integrated through awareness and activation of this support system.

In this workshop we experience the body through awareness of the fascia. This informs our creative movement practice. Each exercises lead us into solo and group dance explorations.

Note: Signing up for both days is a requirement

Natalie Heller 
is a choreographer and dance artist. She has an MA in ‘Creative Practice’ from Trinity Laban and professional training from Dance New Amsterdam (NYC), Movement Research (NYC), Siobhan Davies Studios (London) and Ecole Supérieure de l’Enseignement de la Danse (Montpellier, France). She is interested in body awareness and in helping her students develop energy efficient movement pathways. It was on her exploration of different movement methodologies that she discovered Ashtanga Yoga, Pilates, Thai massage, Body Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation, Alexander Technique, Skinner Releasing, Feldenkrais, Klein Technique and many others. She has been taking movement workshops for over twenty years and has been trained by key players in the field (including Gill Clarke, KJ, Holmes, Malcolm Manning, Eva Karczag and many others). She has been teaching movement techniques since 2006.

'In this workshop I draw from recent research into the fascia made by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Eric Franklin and Tom Myers'

More about Natalie Heller : www.natalieheller.com


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