• Learning, Movement and Creativity: The art of Integration

    2019-10-09

    6th NATIONAL CONVENTION AIIMF- Ass Italiana Insegnanti Metodo Feldenkrais®

    15-17 November 2019, Florence Italy

    The AIIMF is happy to announce the upcoming National Convention in Florence, Italy.

    ON FRIDAY 15 the keynote address will be given by Dr. Vittorio Gallese, professor of psychobiology at Parma University. Dr. Gallese was one of the main scientists on the team of Dr. Rizzolatti  and directly involved in the discovery of Mirror Neurons.  He is also the author of important books such as The Birth of Intersubjectivity and most recently The Empathetic Screen. His speech is titled: Body, Movement and Intersubjectivity

    In the afternoon there will be a Round Table discussion around the theme of the convention which will include:

    Dr. Vittorio Gallese, Dr. Carmela Morabito, prof. of psychology at Rome university, Dr. Roberta Lanfredini, prof of philosophy at the Florence university, Mara Della Pergola, Feldenkrais trainer and educational director. In the late afternoon  there will be dance, music, and theatre performances by Italian Feldenkrais practitioners.

    ON SATURDAY 16 there will be thirty 2-hours workshops dedicated to applications of the MF in the arts, healthcare, movement and awareness, voice, vision, breathing, and child development.

    ON SUNDAY 17 there will be 15 talks, reports and reflections on the Method and the work by practitioners in multiple contexts.

    The full program can be found at: www.feldenkrais.it

    The convention will be in Italian, if you speak our language you are welcome to join us. For details about participating please contact: convegnofeldenkrais2019@gmail.com

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  • Body IQ Somatics Festival Berlin 15-17 November

    2019-10-02

    The Somatic Academy Berlin will host the Body IQ somatics festival for the fourth time from the 15th – 17th November this year.

    The Festival is curated by Kai Ehrhardt and Thomas Kampe and cooperates with Bath Spa University (UK) and ISMETA (USA). More than 60 international somatic experts, artists and teachers from 5 continents are coming together in over 50 events to critically examine how somatic methods are practised across a wide range of contexts - from art to social space, from health to politics. The theme of the festival, which is mainly held in English, is: ON BEING HUMAN IN A WORLD BEGGING FOR OUR PASSION, COMPASSION AND ACTION

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  • One–day symposium Oct 19th 2019 Embodied Learning: Moving Creativity and Agency

    2019-10-02
    Please join us for the one–day symposium Oct 19th 2019 Embodied Learning: Moving Creativity and Agency - Book here   Followed by a one day workshop Somatic Agency - The Power of Stillness  ( click here for more information and booking) on Oct 20th with Glenna Batson (US/IE). Keynote presenter Prof. Em. Glenna Batson (US/IE) Convenors Thomas Kampe & Mary Steadman (Creative Corporealities Research Group (CCRG), Bath Spa University)   This one-day symposium addresses issues around embodiment in learning, education and performer training. Through practical explorations, academic presentations, workshop sessions, artistic interaction and debate we will explore how a somatic-turn in learning, education and training can contribute to a meaningful and critical education to ‘humanize humanity’ (Morin 1999:10) in the context of global and civilisatory crises. The symposium will be followed by a one- day workshop by Glenna Batson. The symposium and workshop will be held on the beautiful Newton Park Campus of Bath Spa University, and is organised through the Creative Corporealities Research Group (CCRG) located within the Bath School of Music and Performance. Read more about One–day symposium Oct 19th 2019 Embodied Learning: Moving Creativity and Agency
  • Feldenkrais Method at the Movementis: Brain, Movement and Cognition Conference in Tel Aviv, July 2019

    2019-10-02

    The International Feldenkrais Federation and the Israeli Feldenkrais Guild actively participated in the Movementis: Brain, Movement and Cognition Conference in Tel Aviv in July. There were about 180 participants at the Conference. Many from Israel, and a number of international participants. Feldenkrais Method activities included:

    ·        IFF Research Committee Feldenkrais Research Symposium

    o   Participants included: Hillel Braude (Israel), Eilat Almagor (Israel), Triantafillia Reziti, (Greece) and Moti Nativ (Israel)

    ·        Israeli Guild Feldenkrais Table

    ·        IFF sponsored workshop by Raz Ori

    ·        Independent Feldenkrais workshop by Moti Nativ.

    Congratulations to all involved and the IFF Research Committee is planning for a contribution to the next Conference in Paris.

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