Dansalliansen

THE EMBODIMENT JOURNEY

4 februari - 7 maj 2023

Somatic Explorations in Movement in collaboration between Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Väst

A full semester into the Embodiment process through the practice of
 So.M.A - Somatic Movement Attunement ™, Breathwork & Somatic self-management tools
 
The Embodiment Journey.
A creative dive into the Realms of Being.
A journey to come closer & connect to all the layers of the Body, all the Bodies contained within the One Physical Being.
 
Embodiment is by definition the act of embodying or the state of being embodied. As the wise Bonnie Bain Bridge Cohen says ‘Embodiment is about what is, not about what should be or could be’.
 
During this semester together, we will explore our Bodies in motion and stillness to gain a deeper awareness into our internal landscapes of Being.
The workshop will consist of three 2 day workshops at Danscentrum Väst and 4 virtual workshops via Zoom.
 
During the in-person workshop sessions, we will approach movement through the practice of So.M.A - Somatic Movement Attunement .
So.M.A is an ongoing dialogue and research of our bodies in motion to access Whole-Body Awareness.  It is a practice of acknowledging physiological & non-physiological functions through integrative tools and tasks in movement.
 
Also in the in-person sessions, we will dive into the powerful practice of Breathwork, specifically the Two-stage Mouth breathing technique. 
This specific approach activates the sympathetic nervous system, or flight/fight stress response, to move and unblock stagnation of energy stored in the fascia, also known as connective tissue. This technique of breathing can support you working through unresolved bodily trauma.
Breathwork practice helps develop resiliency within our nervous system, allowing a deeper sense of ‘ease’ in our bodies. 
 
You will be guided and supported through these two mediums with self-reflection and journaling prompts.
 
During the virtual workshop sessions,
we will explore complementing Somatic tools & Movement exercises to support and expand awareness of the fascial system, nervous system and organs in the process to deepen & transform the Whole being.
 
4 in-person Workshops of 2 days each 
at Dans Centrum Väst (Göteborg, Sweden)
 
February 4th - 5th             10.00 - 15.00
March 11th - 12th             10.00 - 15.00
April 15th - 16th               10.00 - 15.00
May 27th - 28th                10.00 - 15.00
 
 
 4 Virtual Gatherings (online)
 
February 22nd (Wed.)             10.00 - 13.00
March 22nd (Wed.)                  10.00 - 13.00
May 7th  (Sun.)                         10.00 - 13.00
June 7th  (Wed.)                       10.00 - 13.00
 
 
GAETANO BADALAMENTI
, Born in Italy & based in Göteborg, Sweden.
Dancer performer  - Holistic & Somatic Facilitator (BSc Hons Physiotherapy).
He worked as a professional dancer for over 10 years. He performed in works by Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Nacho Duato, Uri Ivgi, Alexander Ekman, Stijn Celis, Rafael Bonachela, Itzik Galili, Stephen Shropshire, Roberto Zappalá & Jo Strømgren. In the last years working as a freelancer, he has collaborated with different artists such as Tabea Martin, Tino Sehgal, Stephan Herwig & Moritz Ostruschnjak. 
 
He graduated as a Physical therapist in 2017 at the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam (NL). Since then, he has developed a large interest in Somatic & Movement practices. He is a certified Gyrotonic® & Gyrokinesis® trainer; Reiki Master; 200h YTT in Traditional Yoga & Breathwork Facilitator.
He has created his company Healing Movements to offer a 'hub' of healing approaches that have a clear holistic & somatic foundation. 
In the last year, he has been developing and teaching the movement practice called So.M.A -Somatic Movement Attunement™,  a craft that includes therapeutic & somatic nuances in the context of Movement & Dance.
He is currently guest-teaching dance companies & institutions in Europe; and often collaborating as coach & therapist with the GöteborgsOperansDanskompani.
For more information, visit  www.healingmovements.org/  
Dansalliansen

Information

Ledare Gaetano Badalamenti
Startdatum 2023-02-04
Slutdatum 2023-05-07
Tider 4 in-person Workshops
4-5/2, 11-12/3, 15-16/4, 27-28/5
10.00 - 15.00

online gatherings
22/2, 22/3, 7/5 (Sun.), 7/6
10.00 - 13.00
Antal dagar 12 dagar
Sista ansökningsdag 2023-01-29
Plats Danscentrum Väst och Online
Adress Ärlgatan 3