Somatic Work with Children
“The role of movement in play and the role of play in learning”
by Adalisa Menghini
This workshop is a collaboration with Danspunt / Anne Lore Baeckeland. It is an invitation to everyone who is interested to learn more about somatic work with children and the integration of play in dance education with youth. Dance educators, kinetherapists, school teachers, all are welcome to register.
Why is a creative process so important for our cognitive, emotional and physical development?
The workshop will engage in this question, offering possibilities to explore together, through moving, dancing, with a dynamic view of focusing, trusting, supporting, communicating and listening to each other and by playing with the information that we gather with our sensory system (the eyes, ears and skin,) and transform them into beautiful poems in motion. We will look into the role of movement in playing and the role of learning through relational play and in relation to the environment around us.
Adalisa Menghini is an Italian choreographer, performer, dancer, teacher, based in Berlin. She studied at the S.N.D.O. in Amsterdam. She holds a Postgraduate degree in Neurophysiological Psychology and is a qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais method. Adalisa is performing improvisation, creating pieces and has been collaborating with different artist including Nita Little, Keith Hennessy, Kirstie Simson, LaborGras, Sasha Waltz and Tino Sehgal. She creates choreography for professional and non-professional dancers including children and elderly people. Twice she has been awarded best director and choreographer of “Giocabriga”, which is a popular theatre genre in Italy. Her choreographic work with schoolchildren in Museums, has received twice the price “Kinder zum Olymp” . Adalisa is teaching regularly improvisation, composition and choreography at the University of Art (UDK) Berlin and Contact Improvisation and Feldenkrais at Tanzfabrik Berlin. She is co-founder of the “Somatic Movement Training” for educators and therapists at the Somatic Academy of Berlin.
February 28th to March 4th
11:00-13:00 and 14:30-17:30
Registration fee of 80 € required (as part of the 250 €)