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Malcolm Manning

London, UK : morning classes at Independent Dance : 17-20th October 2011

By | Past Workshops

Awareness Perception Presence : Arms and Hands Professional-level morning classes for dancers at Independent Dance I have spent the last five-years developing a body of work designed to meet the needs of professional dancers called Awareness Perception Presence. Each class juxtaposes the Feldenkrais Method, experiential anatomy and other specially-devised material…

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Vienna: lecture 14 January 2010

By | Past lectures

Perceiving Differences : Somatics, the Feldenkrais Method and Life TanzQuartier Wien lecture series on Thursday, 14 January 2010 "What exactly is somatics? How does the Feldenkrais Method ® work? And what do they have to do with life and art? In this lecture, Malcolm will explore these questions by taking…

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Example of a Score Jam (2005)

By | Writings
This CI Practice Session Score (or Score Jam) is based on Nancy Stark Smith's Underscore. It was initially intended as a way for those familiar with the Underscore to practice together with those not familiar with it in a way that those not familiar with it didn't feel disadvantaged or intimidated. It...
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On Stretching (2004)

By | Writings
To stretch or not to stretch? I'm often been asked what I think about stretching. I think it is because it seems to be absent from my "warm-ups" when I teach, while at the same time I do place a lot of emphasis on expanding the possibilities of what one...
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Dynamic Alignment (2003)

By | Writings

A funny thing happened recently that opened a whole new angle to my teaching – in fact it’s so distinctive that I decided to name it and offer it as a specific class in future – I’m calling it Dynamic Alignment and here’s how it came to be (apologies to…

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Something About The Stand (2001)

By | Writings

The days when I feel most human are the days that I meet the world with a sense of wonder. And I’m always amazed watching my fellow humans. Why don’t we fall over? As a contact dancer, I study and teach the stand – the small dance – so it’s not…

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