Online Zoom mini-workshop
Proto-technique : Re-imaging the Stand
18th June 2020

Kenneth Snelson Rainbow Arch 2001

Proto-technique : Re-imaging …

What if the forces don’t go through your bones?

What if there are no joints or muscle attachments?

What if all those latin-named parts of ourselves exist only in the (mostly male) mind of the anatomist and only carved out by his knife?

What if we are one body, not made of cells but continuously “celling”.

What if our bodies are not things but processes occurring in time?

 

Our movements and our perception of ourselves is to some extent determined by the images we hold of ourselves. The Feldenkrais Method and Ideokinesis both address us at that level in different ways.

Some time ago I realised that the medical anatomy that I learned was just a subset of ideokinesis; an image. I’m curious what happens if we switch out that 400-year-old levers’n’pulleys image of the human body for that of biotensegrity, an anatomy more fit for the 21st century.

Re-imaging the Stand

In this class we take the stand from Steve Paxton and re-image it in terms of biotensegrity. I chose this subject as a way to introduce my understanding of biotensegrity since, like myself, I imagine many of us have a long history of studying ourselves in the stand.

When I switched out the old anatomical model for the new the results were instant and very tangible. I’ll employ all the familiar methodologies as part of my Proto-technique in this 2 hour class.

Details

COST: 25€ (Payments also accepted in £s and $s)
DATE: Thursday 18th June
TIME: 17.00-19.00pm Vienna (CEST) – 11.00am-13.00pm New York (EDT) – 8.00-10.00am San Francisco (PDT)

Practicalities

Once you’ve booked using the link below, you’ll receive a confirmation email that your payment has been received.  You’ll be emailed the code to join the online meeting in Zoom around 30-60 minutes before the class begins.

If you are having serious financial problems you can enter choose to enter the code FREE instead. Please complete the booking process in this case or I won’t get your info to send you the link.

You’ll need a clear floor space with enough room to lie with your arms out to the sides or above your head. Please wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in and make sure you’ll be warm enough.

I’ll be there 15 minutes before the class starts, so we’ll have time to chat if you log in early.