An embryo is a complete unity of form, function and environment.
You make your body … you made it.
Jaap van der Waal | Embryo Motion
This workshop is an opportunity for professional development as well as an introduction to the Body- Mind Centering ® approach to the inherent intelligence of the moving body. The practice offers a rich palate of experiences for both the beginner and the more experienced participant.
Embryological development is a continual folding, migrating and expanding, a story full of mystery, movement and momentum. This workshop addresses the first three weeks of life. At conception, two diverse cells join to create a unique individual. New life begins: cleavage; implantation; gastrulation; development of primary and secondary yolk sacs; the primitive streak; notochord and neural folding.
We create our support system before each stage of growth. From the front of the embryo (endoderm), the yolk sac develops, and from the back (ectoderm), an amniotic cavity forms. The yolk sac will be nurturance; the amniotic cavity will be protective and eventually contain the sea in which the foetus swims. In this astonishing evolution we become a recognisable embryo.
Through embodiment, we discover the primal roots of our structure, perception, respondability and presence. You will gain insight into your personal evolutionary story and how potentiality originates within us.
*Please wear loose comfortable clothing, bring a blanket for lying on the floor and a journal for writing
DATES: 9, 10 & 11 June 2018
TIME: Sat 2–7pm; Sun & Mon 10am–4pm
VENUE: ReadyMade Works Level 1, 247-257 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo
$400 (*Earlybird 18th May)
$500 Full Fee (after Earlybird date)
0419 227 800
Direct payment: Alice Cummins
NAB BSB: 082057
Confirmation will be sent on receipt of payment
ABOUT: ALICE CUMMINS MA, is a dance artist, Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and Movement Educator (ISMETA). She has been researching and teaching her work nationally and internationally for over twenty years. Alice creates at the intersection of dance, philosophy and social action. Her practice involves creating environments where sources of intelligence, organization and creativity emerge from and engage with the somatic. Her work is informed by improvisation practices, feminist philosophy and Body-Mind Centering® and her writing has been published in the United States and Australia. Body-Mind Centering® is an embodied approach to learning, living and knowledge making. BMCSM invites change that is an integration of your physical, psychological, intellectual and imaginative life.