Mindful Movement: Contemporary Dance & Somatic Practice

Date Friday 12 January 2024 until Friday 22 March 2024
Time 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Weeks12
Price£105 | £95
TutorSandy Cuthbert

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Mindful Movement: Contemporary Dance & Somatic Practice

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This 10-week course is an integration of release-based contemporary dance and somatic movement practice where you will focus on breath, the use of the bones, muscles and connections between.
 
Taking the opportunity to re-engage with listening to the body, ourselves and other. Experiential anatomy, visualisation/imagery, connecting to the elements and season, finding a sense of flow and connection within the space will be a feature of the movement and improvisations.
 
As we move from the lived body experience we can stimulate creativity and facilitate wellbeing and self-awareness.
 
Participants said about this class:

"Attending this class has become an integral part of my week. The larger role mindful movement plays in my life, the more resilient and grounded I feel. I am calmer and the combative relationship with my body quietens. I feel more at home in my body"

"The class has a gentle flow and encourages exploring movement from listening to our body’s inner impulses and sensations. In this way it helps me relax both mentally and physically. After the session I feel more positive and energised."


About the tutor

Sandy Cuthbert is a freelance dance and somatic practitioner with a background in contemporary dance and movement improvisation. BA (Hons) Creative Arts (Visual Art & Dance), PGCE, Post-graduate Certificate in Contemporary Dance & Choreography-London Contemporary Dance School and a MA in Dance and Somatic Well-Being.

As a professional dancer she has worked as a commercial dancer, a circus performer and as a contemporary dancer, companies include: The National Dance Company of Wales, In Transit, Maiden Voyage Dance, Off The Rails. She has over 20 years FE & HE dance lecturing experience. She continues to work as a choreographer and movement director for theatre companies.

Sandy works for Maiden Voyage Dance as freelance ‘Engagement Coordinator’ including facilitating Belfast Movement Choir and the Seasonal Somatic programme. Sandy is a professional member of ISMETA-Registered Somatic Movement Educator.

“As a mature dancer I am interested in the wisdom of the body, opening to how the body wants to move, connecting to the world around us”

Half Term12 February 2024 until 18 February 2024

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