A creative journey in which we can discover your own ability of resilience in connection to yourself, the others and your environment.
Thursdays 6.30pm -7.30pm
Fridays 10am -11am
In these online Somatic Movement classes we explore Body-Mind Centering principles in our own space, the body, at home and still connecting with Nature and the wider space surrounding us. We work with touch, eyes closed, vocalising, visualising and experiencing our anatomical structure and body systems. You will develop a deep sense of embodiment together with your own individual and unique knowledge and awareness of the moving body. This will support and inspire both your everyday life situations and the wider adventures of your life.
We work in bare feet, wear comfortable clothes and have water with you. Have also a notebook and some coloring materials which we will be using for reflective writing and drawing during the session.
This is a donation based event
suggested donation for 6 classes £30, drop-in £7
in collaboration with The Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh
*booking in advance is essential
Somatic Education is a field of exploration of movements, gestures and breath, starting from a sensory-motor and perceiving base.
Body-Mind Centering (BMCSM) is one of these methods: its experiential approach is based on the study of movement, touch, vocal expression and conscious attention. BMC has its roots in dance, physiotherapy and in various meditation practices. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (1942), BMC involves an integrated anatomical study with physiological and psychophysical principles. It uses specific methodologies to investigate body systems and developmental movements.(bodymindcentering.com)
11am – 12.30pm
@ The Salisbury Centre 2 Salisbury Road, EH16 5AB Edinburgh
This is a donation basis event
suggested donation: £12 per class Block of 6 classes (£65)
*booking in advance is essential (max of 8 participants)
e-mail Monica: firstname.lastname@example.org
In these classes we explore Body-Mind Centering* principles within Nature. We work eyes closed, vocalising, visualising and experiencing our anatomical structure and body systems. You will develop a deep sense of embodiment together with your own individual and unique knowledge and awareness of the moving body. This will support and inspire both your everyday life situations and the wider adventures of your life.
Rising in the body... touching the earth, opening the body to the sky
Please wear comfortable clothes and a few layers to adjust yourself to the possible changes of the weather, bring water. Feel free to bring a notebook with you if you like to make notes or draw during the session.
* Body-Mind Centering (BMCSM) is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, it is an experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles." (bodymindcentering.com)
"I’ve been doing Monica's classes for a couple of years now. I went to find ‘moving’ after very long cerebrally-orientated years, if one could say that. I didn’t know what to expect at all. I wasn’t familiar with BMC as a method. But when I finally did it, it was such a mind-body opening experience. I'm not saying this just for the sake of it. I'm visibly more attuned to my body and its mutability. Your classes have this all encompassing quality that I cherish very much. The different components allow to transition from internal/cellular to external/communal constantly. Working with touch, contact improvisation, moving together (physically more distanced now perhaps), our own vocal expressions to sounding together, Monica's classes provide such rich experience of being in a body, not only the body on a molecular/structural level but also the body that is part of the community and nature. I experience not only being held by my body but at the same time being held by my community during the classes. It can be vulnerable, nourishing, playful, strong, wild, chaotic yet grounding at the same time. It’s a celebration of being in a body and being alive with all its aspects :)"
"...The way Monica teaches really gives you a strong connection to yourself, also to others when contact is used. And it really becomes a moving meditation for me..... the way that Monica holds the space is just perfect and I can tell she views everything and everyone from a healers eye. An authentic teacher who I feel lucky to have found in Edinburgh. And with it I have also found a community I didn't even know I was looking for ..."
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These classes are open to all: beginners, dance students, performers, both experienced and not in Dance Improvisation.
During the classes we will develop ensemble work that will culminate in a showing date and venue TBC. The participation in the showing is optional
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Utilizing the principles of contact improvisation and body-mind practices, Monica's teaching focuses on areas such as; awareness of the body's organisation and anatomy; connection to the floor, the space and partner's; and sensing the weight and the flow of the breath into the body.
Confidence in receiving and giving (lifting, falling, momentum, suspension, weight, impetus) is built through suggested movement patterns and observing the singular expression of the body in motion
"Since I first started with Monica's dance improvisation classes, I have barely missed one. [..] everyone can be themselves or attempt to find themselves without any judgement. You look into yourself, explore your own moves, open up to the space and its stimuli, and compose your own dance with others.You end up discovering many engaging things that fill you with lots of joy, love, and happiness, and make you acknowledge and appreciate the power of movement and dance."
"Monica’s Dance Improv class is a delightful end to the week! No steps to learn or routines to remember - just an opportunity to move on my own or in partnership, explore my internal and external spaces, and let my creative juices loose. A great way to prepare for the weekend! Monica’s facilitation is gentle, respectful, and exciting, while holding the group in a warm and creative space. There is no other class like this in Edinburgh! "Susan
Ensemble Performance - Live music and Dance
with the participants of the classes
directed by Monica De Ioanni
8th December 2016
at South Side community Centre, Edinburgh.
This performance is an ensemble work that we develop during the classes.
More info contact Monica at imprevistodanza.com
Photography by Roberto Ricciuti
Summer dance Lab in Nature.
Expanding our senses, cultivating the attention, the observation and the search in Nature.
Location and Dates to be arranged.
Dance improvisation, Instant Composition, Space Responsive Workshop.
Moving with the surrounding from within. How the environment effects my movements how I can intervene on a landscape through my movement. Location and Dates to be arranged.
Voice Movement Retreat Singing Bodies
Here, time and space will be devoted to explore the connection between movement and voice, dance and singing. It is about combining the practice of somatic movement and dance with finding ways to express our voice and soul. Location and Dates to be arranged.
with Monica De Ioanni
This is a donation basis event suggested donation full course £130
booking essential at email@example.com
Soma (from Greek: body) is the living body, the breathing, moving, sensitive and perceived body. The moving body becomes an instrument of unfolding knowledge and awareness.
In this course we explore Body-Mind Centering principles. We work hands- on, eyes closed, vocalising, visualising and experiencing our anatomical structure and body systems.
You will develop a deep sense of embodiment together with your own individual and unique knowledge and awareness of the moving body. This will support and inspire both your everyday life situations and the wider adventures of your life.
Somatic movement experience allows trust in the discovery of the self, along with self expression in space and with others.
There will be space for self-reflection and time for sharing though movement and also vocally or drawing.
We work in bare feet. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Feel free to bring a notebook with you if you like to make notes during the session.
Monica De Ioanni (RSME, IDME, PDA, PhD) a dance and arts community Educator for the past 15 years, works in the UK and internationally. With a Ph.D in Environmental Science, Professional Development Awards (PDAs) in Arts Education in Practice and extensive training in Dance and Physical Theatre, Monica has both a multidisciplinary and a personal perspective of movement, arts and education. She continually deepens her knowledge of the body, movement and voice, and has wide- ranging experience in environmental and wellbeing-related projects in the community. Monica qualified in Somatic Movement Education with Embody-Move (embody-move.co.uk) licensed by The School for Body-Mind Centering. Monica is Registered Professional Member of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).
"Body-Mind Centering (BMCSM) is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, it is an experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles."
Site Specific Performance April 2018 - Supported by Dance Base - Edinburgh