Antoinette Helbing
Dynamic Body Scanning

In Antoinettes teaching she introduces a series of dynamic body scans, guiding the awareness of the participants using a diverse set of suggested movements. The aim of Antoinettes practice is to lead the participants towards a state of physical and mental availability and readiness.

This approach to movement is very much based on the Feldenkrais method, given that Antoinette is currently training to become a Feldenkrais practitioner. For those classes she will experiment with, and share ways of incorporating the method into her practice. The desire is to use the classes to foster playfulness, joy, imagination, curiosity, ease and freedom. Antoinette will use movement material that facilitates confusion, making mistakes, and instability – where participants can learn and discover new ways of being with their body in movement.

Given its basis in the Feldenkrais method, the class will mostly offer fixed movement material. Rather than being creative in terms of the choice of movement, Antoinette is interested in creativity in the execution of the movement, and using simple movement patterns to explore the process of making movements pleasurable, light and curious.

Short phrases will serve as reference movements, providing a common base on reflection through movement. In between the phrases Antoinette will insert a short Feldenkrais lesson. After the Feldenkrais practice, we will return to the short phrase to explore the material again, using the information gained from the practice.

Antoinette is a German choreographer based in Copenhagen. Over the past 10 years she has created numerous dance works for stage and film. Her choreographic works are driven by her deep fascination with how the body is engaged in social interaction. This fascination leads her to explore social phenomena such as laughter, crying and the process of how humans create their self-image in social interaction with other people. Inspired by the Feldenkrais method, she has developed a choreographic practice that uses somatics to invite the spectator to slow down, to observe closely and establish a unified awareness through bodily sensations between performer and audience. In the course of the past 15 years she has continuously expanded her teaching practice, giving classes in educational contexts, to companies and to freelancers.

Artist

Antoinette Helbing

Title

Dynamic Body Scanning

Type

Training

Date

10.31 – 11.4.2022, 10:00

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

Venue

To be announced.

Credits

Portait picture: Jan Vesala Full body: Cecilie Schyth Kjær

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