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Workshop (Edmonton): Movement for Performers and Artists – Embodied Practice

Workshop (Edmonton): Movement for Performers and Artists – Embodied Practice

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With Val Campbell

A practice to deepen awareness and explore new physical possibilities

5 dates in 2014 at Studio La Girandole (#12, 8627-91 Street, Edmonton)
Jan 26*
April 13
Aug 24
Nov 15-16

All workshops run 10AM to 6PM
*first session compulsory

Whole series: 500$
Three workshops (including Jan 26): 150$ per day

Val Campbell is a faculty member in the School for Performing Arts-Drama at the University of Calgary with a specialization in movement for actors. She has studied with Judith Koltai for seventeen years and has been authorized to teach both Syntonics and Authentic Movement as a result of intensive study, practice and application of these disciplines. She continues to research and apply the work in a variety of contexts: theatrical, therapeutic and educational.

Created by Judith Koltaï, Embodied Practice reunites two disciplines:
Authentic Movement is a body-based awareness discipline originally conceived as ‘movement-in-depth’ by dancer Mary Whitehouse in the 1950’s. As a discipline this work has evolved greatly over the last 50 years and is now practiced widely, providing a point of creative/aesthetic/spiritual inspiration for theatre makers, dancers, writers and visual artists as well as being applied in many therapeutic contexts by therapists and somatic practitioners.
Thanks to the pioneering work of movement pedagogue, Judith Koltai, Authentic Movement has been introduced into the world of actor preparation and performance in both Canada and Europe.
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the guidelines and principles of the discipline in its pure form, to create a solid foundation for further practice and exploration.

Syntonics is Judith Koltai’s unique synthesis of the Bertherat method of “anti-exercises” and Charlotte Selver’s Sensory Awareness work. The practices invite a deepening of kinesthetic awareness and an active attentiveness to long held muscular-skeletal patterns. Greater awareness coupled with experiential anatomical understanding allows for a gradual elimination of habitual constrictions and compensations, creating the possibility of more ease and responsiveness in and to our worlds.

Registration and information:
Please register before Jan 10 2014, space is limited

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