We will draw on The Feldenkrais Method® in dialogue with playful dance & movement practices to help us find greater awareness, ease, freedom and new possibilities in our movement choices and actions. This explorative class allows for time to sense and witness and re-enact ourselves as living and moving beings with greater clarity and curiosity for change. We are guided to experience the dynamic interplay between our limbs and our dynamic middle, our feeling for gravity and ground, and our expressive interaction with our environment. This session is for anyone interested in movement and embodiment, but also designed to meet the embodied needs and interests of experienced performers.
The Feldenkrais Method® was developed by Dr Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) as a gentle and intricate embodied educational process concerned with self-discovery, wellbeing and improved function. It uses movement, sensation and reflective experience as organic learning modes to support us in our ability to interact with the world in new ways with comfort, ease and curiosity. It invites us to slow down and listen to ourselves and to playfully explore the world of our internal sensation and supports our nervous system to form new pathways beyond our habitual capacities.
Because there are often last minute changes, we find it better to not a run a waiting list for Monday Night Improvisation. If you would like to come on the night, there are often a couple of places available on the door.
Cancellations & refunds
Prices for classes are kept very low and are subsidized by ID in order to support artists to attend. To keep admin manageable for our small team, we don’t offer refunds if you cancel or can’t attend a class, and we can’t transfer your booking to a different class/event. We hope this is understandable. If a class is cancelled or changed by ID however, we do offer refunds/transfers to everyone who has booked.
Thomas Kampe has worked as a performer, artist, researcher and somatic educator across the globe for 40 years and was Professor of Somatic Performance & Education at Bath Spa University (UK) between 2012 & 2022. Thomas initially trained in visual art and dance and is a teacher of the Feldenkrais Method ® which forms a rich foundation for his teaching, practice and research. He is interested in critical somatic arts legacies, and his writings and performance works have been published internationally. He was editor of the Feldenkrais Research Journal Vol. 6 ‘Practices of Freedom: The Feldenkrais Method & Creativity’ in 2019, and recently co-edited JDSP Vol. 13.1 & 2 (2022): ‘Embodying Eco-Consciousness: Somatics, Aesthetic Practice and Social Action’. He is currently collaborating with serval international artists on developing eco-somatic and inclusive somatic arts projects.