In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2019
Movement is a biological need. We move from one place to another to find food, create social connections and live a full life. We produce and perceive movement says the researcher, Maggie Shiffrar, in her quotation: »Human action is a particular sensory event. It is an event that the observer can produce himself«. Movement and perception are strongly interrelated. Without perceiving the world we cannot move. Through movement, we create new settings for our system to receive information. In this workshop we will explore the way we receive forces and movement with our bodies and react on it by producing new movements. We will use group Feldenkrais lessons and the practice of functional integration, as well as practices of the Japanese martial art of Aikido - like receiving and redirecting movement.
Roee Be’er was born in Israel and is presently based in Munich. His teaching and therapy work is grounded in the practice of the Feldenkrais method and Aikido. As a teacher and therapist at the renowned Israeli dance company, Vertigo, he worked with dancers from Batsheva Dance Company. He was also guest teacher at the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company and Donna Sternberg & Dancers Dance Company. Roee is currently studying for a master’s program at Munich Technical University (TUM), where he is majoring in brain-movement-relationships research.