In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2016
The workshop will explore aspects of somatic principles and awareness both independently and within the context of a contemporary technique class. We will take select concepts from the Feldenkrais method, investigate them as functional aspects of the anatomical and experiential self and we will relate this somatic information into a contemporary technique context. The technique part of the workshop will be a highly dynamic exploration, focusing on floor work as an essential component for integrating full body connectivity and proprioceptive awareness. Through the somatic context we will discover how the efficiency and clarity of movement liberates the form, enhancing the movement potential of the individual while allowing for a deeper range of physical expression.
Ami Shulman performed with Compagnie Marie Chouinard and with Jose Navas, later becoming the rehearsal director to both companies. She has worked with the Cirque Du Soleil; the Goteborgs Operans Danskompani; the National Ballet of Canada; the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Ballet BC amongst others. Ami has choreographed the film installation 1001 Lights with Mouvement Perpetuel and has had a long time collaboration with Butch Rovan on several video projects. She has taught extensively, including for the Juilliard School; Jacob's Pillow; the National Theatre School of Canada and is an Artistic Associate of the Springboard Project Montreal. Ami is a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method and is currently a member of the Dance-On ensemble in Berlin.
Level: Advanced+professional dancers
Single day: 40 € (no online booking, subject to availability)