Skinner Releasing Technique™ as a doorway into Instant Composition



Location: Bern

This 2-day workshop provides a first insight into the most important basic principles of Skinner Releasing Technique™ and their application for Instant Composition. It is designed for dancers, dance teachers, somatic practitioners and movement lovers of all levels.

Both days start with a Skinner Releasing class followed by compositional explorations where we will create solos, duets and dance pieces in smaller or larger groups. For this we will combine the respective Releasing principles with an awareness of space, time and other compositional aspects.

Skinner Releasing Technique™ (SRT) is an integrative approach to movement developed by American dance artist Joan Skinner. It is recognized as a significant way to experience and empower the creative self in the act of dancing, tapping into one’s own imagination, intuition and wisdom.
SRT 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.
Individually, with a partner or in groups, we explore various releasing principles, such as a fluid attention, the autonomy of different body parts and a multi-directional alignment.

Schedule: Sat 25 February: 14.00 - 19.00
Sun 26 February: 9.00 - 14.00
Place: akar Studio, Maulbeerstrasse 8, 3011 Bern
Teaching language: English
Normal price: CHF 200,-
Artists, people with low-income, students: CHF 160,-
Booking: Please send a binding registrations by February 15, 2023 at the latest to:

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