Thomas Kampe’s classes will draw on The Feldenkrais Method®, in dialogue with dance and movement practices explorations, to help us find greater awareness, ease, freedom and new possibilities in our movement choices and actions. These playful classes allow for time to sense, witness and re-enact ourselves as living and moving beings. We are guided to experience our centre, our feeling for gravity and ground and our expressive interaction with our environment with greater clarity and curiosity for change.
Caroline Scott”s classes ask how can we embrace our habitual tendencies to move in certain ways, whilst at the same time investigate some new possibilities, not only in our movement but how we think, act and feel? The Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education offers us a great opportunity to dive into this world of learning and experience ourselves with some new insight. Each class will begin with a Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement lesson framed by a simple movement activity, for example shifting weight or turning. We will explore lessons (movement puzzles) which address the relationships between your arms and upper back through a soft pliable chest. Structured improvisations then allow this learning to feed into your dancing and the ability to sense yourself on the ‘inside’ whilst being fully present in the performance space. We will work together sometimes through touch, sometimes through observation and feedback and of course through dancing alone and with others.
These classes are for anyone interested in diving deeply into sensing themselves, going slowly and patiently to find new ways of moving and looking to find an easier, simpler way of being. From here, your dancing self can emerge with playful curiosity. These classes may also be useful if you are facing challenges or limitations as a result of injury or the effects of ageing.
*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 & 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.
These classes form part of the MA/MFA Creative Practice programme, which means that availability of public places is reduced.
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 & Educationat 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, arts 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’. Thomas’ chapter ‘Dancing the Soma-Ecstatic: Feldenkrais and the Modernist Body’ was published in 2021.
Caroline Scott is a dance artist and Feldenkrais Practitioner based in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire. She has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years. Finding pleasure and playfulness is central to her practice which has evolved through improvisational and somatic approaches to movement. She currently teaches weekly Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement Classes on in person & online, alongside her 1:1 hands on practice in Hebden Bridge. She loves to attend Open Practice at Wainsgate Chapel whenever she can and In 2022 she collaborated with Sarah Mason on a short dance film.