18 – 25 AUGUST 2024 | Somatic Art® Practice: Roots
with Marina Tsartsara
During this week we will delve into an in depth research of the Somatic Art® Practice methodology on the subject of Roots.
Roots as stable ground, roots as connection with the earth, roots as interconnection, communication & synaptic pathways, roots as nurturing, roots as underworld, roots as belonging.
Roots in the microcosm of our bodies also appear as networks of connection and communication, such as connective tissues, nervous system and the heart with its capillaries rooting all around it!
The methodology interlaces Somatic, Performance and Visual Art methods deepening into the contents of each workshop through weaving and layering.
Our daily explorations will include Experiential Anatomy (Body-Mind Centering®), Experiential Embryology, Somatic Movement, Relational Mindfulness, Performance methods, Fine & Visual Arts (drawing, photography & video) as well as improvisation & creative writing.
Part of our explorations will be spending time in nature to ‘borrow’ qualities, materials and inspiration.
We will work on individual, couple and group dynamics/relationships.
Personal reflections and group sharings are important and will be given space as part of the integration of the work.
Body-Mind Centering® is a practice of experiential anatomy and psychophysical integration: embodiment of current and older body structures (embryology and body systems) through consciousness, visualisations and somatisations. The methodology is experiential and the tools are: breathing, voice, touch and movement. Qualities of touch are very important in embodiment via BMC®, as well as relational work and group dynamics.
Marina Tsartsara is a Dance and Visual Artist & educator (MSc), a Body-Mind Centering® Teacher in the official Body-Mind Centering® trainings in the UK, Spain & Greece. She is also the Administrative Director of the Greek BMC® program ISTOS.
All Unplugged Dance workshops are open to everyone who wants to meet, share, dance and self-explore through movement and creative process. There is no need for previous experience in dance classes, although if there is one, it is welcome.
“Somatic Art® Practice: Roots” workshop shares the week with “Dance Tool box / Dance DJ” workshop