Workshop with Minako Seki
We will research and experiment on the theme ‘Focus Shifting‘. Our eyes shift focus from one point to another without conscious attention. We do this to understand what surrounds us, the objects, landscapes or people. We also often keep our focus on what interests us. And when we don’t understand something, we keep our focus even longer in order to understand it. This process is partly a metacognitive monitoring, involving awareness, sensation, prediction, inspection and evaluation. The development of metacognitive abilities begins with the awareness of oneself. As we direct our attention to our own experience, in the mental, physical, emotional or spiritual planes, we come to a different understanding of what we perceive. We will sense the space where we have that feeling of ‘almost understanding‘, and ‘almost not understanding‘. We will work on subjective and objective information – such as interests, notable actions, concerns, important events – to experience the ‘Focus Shifting‘. Working with imagination, we will mindfully concentrate on our gaze and focus while working together online. It will be different then live, but a unique possibility to exchange and share energy!
Since more than 30 years, Minako Seki has developed her own movement technique and teaching method. The Seki Method works with the TanDen, centre of the body, and origin of our energy and movement. It is based on simple essential principles of nature and physics that support the dancing body. The Seki Method investigates the communication between the conscious and subconscious, the description of emotional states and the boundaries between reality and illusion. www.minakoseki.com