‘Practices of Freedom – Feldenkrais and the Moving Performer’
a weekend symposium of workshops, talks and practice exchange
Newton Park Campus, Bath Spa University, UK 13 - 14 June 2020 10 am-6 pm
Convenors: Jackie Adkins & Thomas Kampe
Supported by The Creative Corporealities Research Group (CCRG) of Bath Spa University & The Feldenkrais Guild UK
This weekend symposium offers an opportunity for movers, pedagogues, artists and scholars to experience and exchange practices of the application of The Feldenkrais Method® in performing arts contexts. This symposium brings together UK and international-based Feldenkrais practitioners, and celebrates the diverse possibilities of merging the transformative, enactive, creative and organic learning offerings embedded in the work of Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) with current trends in performer training and performance making. It follows on from recent publications such as the IFF Research Journal Vol. 6 ‘Practices of Freedom - The Feldenkrais Method and Creativity’ (2019), the ‘Special Issue on Moshe Feldenkrais of the journal Theatre, Dance and Performance Training’ (TDPT 2015), and the study on ‘Feldenkrais Method in Performer Training: Encouraging Curiosity and Experimentation (2010), all initiated by UK based practitioners and scholars.
We are inviting Feldenkrais Practitioners, artists, academics and somatic-informed scholars to offer proposals for this event: 60 min or 90 min long workshops, lectures, presentations and talks, panel discussions, or artistic presentations such as short performances (30min-45min), videos, films etc for this event.
Deadline for submissions : 3 April 2020 ; Feedback from convenors: 20 April 2020
Cost to participants (including those presenting workshops): Non-Feldenkrais Guild Members £35; Guild Members £25; Students (university) & other concessions £20