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Experiential Kinesiology - Theory, Application and Supervision

Course Description:

This course will study human kinesiology from a structural and functional perspective. Class sessions will be both didactic and experiential and will use contemporary body therapy approaches to deepen student understanding and learning of anatomical concepts, terms and movement patterns and relationships. The specific body therapy approaches that will be used include: Bartenieff Fundamentals, Body-Mind Centering, Ideokinesis, Alexander, Rolfing, Feldenkrais and other somatically-based techniques. Teaching methods for this class will include guided movement exploration, discussion and hands-on partner work to facilitate articulate movement, flexibility, ease, control and mobility. The course will be taught in English, there will also be a translator for each class.

This class is appropriate for those interested in Dance/Movement Therapy, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Performance and Dance. Successful completion of this course will fulfill the Kinesiology requirement for the R-DMT through the Alternate Route.

In this class students will:

1. Be introduced to western anatomy and kinesiology terms and concepts that are relevant to dance/ movement therapy theory and practice.

2. Begin to understand the functional role of body structures and movement patterns.

3. Be introduced western concepts of alignment and patterns of body connection and organization.

4. Develop an appreciation for the ways that the human body is structured organized for efficient and expressive movement.

5. Be familiar with their own body patterns and alignment in relationship to healthy, efficient and expressive movement.

6. Learn about the relationship among body, mind, feelings and spirit from a physiological perspective.

Texts:We will use our own bodies as primary sources of information as well as copies of anatomical body areas as sources for discussion. Kapit, W. & Elson, L. (2001). The anatomy coloring book. (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings Publishing Co.

Instructor:

Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, BC-DMT, CMA, MFT

The instructor Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb brings her experience and training as a dance choreographer, performer, Laban Movement Analyst, Somatics/ Body Therapist, Psychotherapist and movement educator to guide students in their learning.  She has taught Experiential Anatomy classes for over 27 years in university, professional and community settings. Former class participants have included graduate and undergraduate students, performers, dancers, dance/movement therapists, physical therapists, body therapists and other interested individuals (young and old) wanting to discover a more embodied relationship with their body. Students who have taken this course report many benefits to what they have learned: Athletes and performers have found increases in physical performance with decrease injuries and fatigue; Others have discovered greater ease of movement, increased flexibility and movement range as well as decreased discomfort and pain.  In addition, participants have also noticed that they have an increased feeling of confidence, calm and embodied presence in their interpersonal interactions.

Time:

1. 2018.5.3-5.4, Experiential Kinesiology

2. 2018.5.5-5.6, Application & Supervision.

 

Place:

IPI Dance, Room 232, 2nd floor Hongji Fashion Center, NO.68 Tongchuang Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 

Tuition:

(i) Standard fee: RMB 6,000/4 days/person, RMB 3,000/2 days/person,;

(ii) Early bird discount: RMB 5,200/4 days/person, RMB 2,600/2 days/person, before April 16;

(iii) Students from master classes, pre-courses and workshops of Inspirees Institute/3-person group: RMB 5,000/4 days/person, RMB 2,800/2 days/person;

(iv) Students from certification classes: RMB 4,800/4 days/person, RMB 2,400/2 days/person.

Hint: This course is one of the professional training courses from Inspirees DMT program, and also accredited by American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA). The students who complete the course (first two days) and pass the examination would get 1 credits for applying for a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT) credential.

To apply: please contact MS. Katee Shen 15911509565 for further information. The course is limited to 25 participants. Place can only be confirmed when the tuition payment done. First come, first served.





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