Becoming the Dancing

Workshop – Skinner Releasing Technique™


Location: Brno

Open to dancers, performers, actors, musicians and anyone with an interest in moving in relationship to his/her own imagination this 2-day workshop Skinner Releasing Technique™ investigates the foundational releasing principles as an entry into improvising and making dances.

Skinner Releasing Technique™ (SRT) is an integrative approach to movement developed by American dance artist Joan Skinner. It is recognized as a way to experience and empower the creative self in the act of dancing, tapping into one’s own imagination, intuition and wisdom. The practice stimulates the process of letting go of unnecessary tension, releasing new possibilities in how we perceive and how we dance. Poetic imagery and hands-on studies facilitate deep and more nuanced kinaesthetic experience of movement. Noticing as a first step for change and allowing movement to happen are key to this practice that provides specific tools to access effortlessness and multi-directional alignment, depth, presence and freedom in movement and stillness.

As a follow-up of the SRT class in the morning we investigate in the afternoon how the experienced Releasing principles can inform and inspire the improvisational and compositional work. As we engage in the ongoing support of the ground and open up to the space we are moving in, we gain availability and alertness. The dialogue of our intuition, imagination and actions becomes more fluid and allows us to participate more fully in our movements: we become the rolling, falling, spiralling, running, arriving, turning... we are becoming the dancing. This leads into new territories of unforeseen possibilities, fostering the performative potential of the intuitive and poetic body in motion.

Date: Sat 2 and Su 3 April 2022, 10:00-16:00; space opens at 9:30
SVC Luzanky, Lidická 1880/50, 65812 Brno
115€ / 2800czk /// Early-bird for registration and payment until 1st March 2022: 100€ / 2450czk
Places are limited.

Send a mail to Roberta Legros Stepanková <> to secure
a place. After that you will receive more practical information and details for payment. Your registration is complete once you’ve made the payment.

© Photo: Lily Hayward-Smith

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