Ideokinesis & CI with Tim O'Donnell

The Balance in Listening

We will begin by investigating balance as a dynamic act, through the systems of the body in an effort to increase our physical intelligence.
Through attentive and dynamic listening we will explore balance in standing and falling, in responding and redirecting and in flight.
As we gain confidence and trust in our physical intelligence we can relax into readiness, be more at ease and vulnerable, and this open, vulnerable and ready place is where our creativity is unleashed.
Class exercises are strongly rooted in functional anatomical principles that emphasize clarity, momentum, precision, and release to build kinesthetic awareness necessary for the complex and athletic dancing that follows.

We will look at movement, a neuro-muscular-skeletal event, through the lens of Ideokinesis, a somatic form originally developed by Mabel Todd. We will spend time developing a greater understanding of our structure, how it functions and ways to cultivate a greater kinesthesia through tactice learning and imagery.
Informed by our study, part of the workshop will consist of technical skills and compositional scores for dancing and performing Contact Improvisation.

Tim O'Donnell is a New York City based dance artists that has been teaching and performing both in the United States and Europe. He holds a MFA in dance and has maintained a private practice in therapeutic bodywork and somatic movement since 1991. Currently he is on faculty at Movement Research NYC and Arizona State University.



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