S-09 / Shifting Focus

Minako Seki

In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2020 - Update coming 5.6.20!

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 with a partner on subjective and objective information – such as interests, notable actions, concerns, important events – to experience the ‘Focus Shifting‘.

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.



Möckernstr. 68, 10965 Berlin

Level: Open
In English
Not barrier-free

Prices 240 € ( 210 € * )
* Early Bird Price: Applies on arrival of the full workshop fee on our account by 02.07.2020
Photo: Hans Brexendorff