Proportion in Motion - Virtual Practice Day
Proportion in Motion
Wednesday 27th May, 2020: VIRTUAL/ONLINE ONLY
To attend, please be available from 10.00 – 17.00
THIS EVENT IS FULL - but please email me if you would be interested in another virtual practice day.
Proportion in Motion - The Value of Limitation
At Body IQ, a somatic conference in Berlin last winter, before the current pandemic, I ran a brief somatic movement workshop which explored the ‘value of limitation’. At that time I wrote:
"Much time and energy are given over to creating technologies or techniques to make it possible to continue living as we are – without fundamentally disturbing us in any way. Active, active, active, rather than stopping, pausing, receiving the situation and refrain from doing. The fact is we need to do less. Maybe to ‘be’ more."
Since then many of us have been in lockdown and words are flowing all around us.
My contribution is to explore ‘proportion in motion’. If many of us need to do less, how can I give value to/or even begin to enjoy limitation rather than experience ‘less’ as a deprivation? And, as I change my attitude through movement practice, how can I see that ‘limitation’ could become a whole new world of ‘sufficiency.
Move into Life incorporates the study of 4 principal movement dynamics as a way of experiencing how our movement is connected to our environment. These are active/passive, proportion in motion, position/transition and point/line/angle.
Here we will focus on the dynamic of ‘proportion in motion’ as both pertinent to the current lockdown and potentially relevant to ‘how’ we take responsibility as we come out of lockdown.
Most of the day will be spent moving within your own environment, starting and finishing with a Zoom session for some verbal group sharing and some movement witnessing in pairs.
Maximum: 10 people
Cost: £20.00 or by donation
Although the costs of a virtual workshop are significantly lower than usual, there is more work than usual in imagining, preparing and holding the creative process before and during the event.
To reflect this and the uncertainty of all our shifting economic situations, I suggest the price of £20.00 for the day as a guideline but I am happy with any donation that suits your situation if you would like to participate. This is in line with my movement practice where I invite you (and myself) to ‘find our position for dialogue.’
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"I began literally by moving with an awareness of my body proportions: the length of my arm, the weight of my foot or the size of my finger in relation to the length of my arm.
As I moved, I became aware that the nature of proportion is relational: for example, the relation of one body part to another.
Proportion only exists in a relational and comparative world. Proportionality gave me an embodied sense of the three dimensions, or the volume of my body moving in space. Gradually, I developed a moving sense of my position and my proportions in ‘the scheme of things’ and I felt my shifting self as part of a situation, rather than central to it." (Read the full extract from my thesis)