Body-Mind Centering® as base for creativity

- Body-Mind Centering® as base for creativity

2-day workshop with Heike Kuhlmann

Somatic work is a work of getting to know oneself, so that experiencing and experiencing are initially in the foreground. If somatic approaches are to be used for artistic processes, but of course also for others, the question arises: How do I get from experiencing and experiencing to acting? How do I make use of what I have experienced? How do I translate what I have experienced into my actions, into my artistic work?

What does this workshop focus on?

With the thought of output, of what it could/should be good for, the immersion can in turn be disturbed or even prevented. Embodiment processes need their very own and for each individual time. They need time to become completely what was not before, without being tangible before, how that could be. A process that is at the same time subtle and difficult to grasp in words is that of embodiment. So how is it possible to use a somatic approach like Body-Mind Centering® for design processes? That's what this weekend is all about. What is Body-Mind Centering®?
Body-Mind Centering® is already a very creative approach that uses different approaches depending on the body system (bones, muscles, organs, fluids,...). These serve to support the specific quality of the system to show itself and be experienced. For this reason it is also particularly suitable to support e.g. artistic processes.

During the weekend we will experience different body systems and move from these into creative design processes that will look dance improvisational as well as poetic and painterly. For example, Heike leads from immersing and experiencing the bones into an improvisation that explores the connection between interior and exterior space. In the exchange that follows, the group shares insights, experiences, as well as questions. This enriches the experience of the individuals and can furthermore create possible insights for which action/artistic work this body system can support. On the weekend we go in all foresight with the bones, fluids, nerves and muscles in a creative dialogue.

Who is the workshop for?

The weekend gives an opportunity to experience how Body-Mind Centering® can be used for creative processes.
It offers a possibility to get to know Body-Mind Centering®.
It invites to dive into a 48h creative process.
It stimulates how the path is from self-awareness to action.

This event can be booked seperately or as module of the continuing education Emerge. Please don´t hesitate to contact Heike Kuhlmann directly if you have questions.

 Photo credit: Finnja Willner

Ausführliche Seminarinformationen

EMERGE Continuing Education // Somatics in Dance, Choreography & Performance

Concept: Heike Kuhlmann & Katja Münker
Lecturers: Andrea Keiz, Heike Kuhlmann, Susanne Martin, Katja Münker & Andrew Wass

Emerge // Somatics in Dance, Choreography & Performance is a 250-hour, modular, in-service specialization in Somatic Pedagogy for use in artistic, creative, performative & educational professions.

The sentient body and the experience/experiencing of oneself in movement and in interaction with the environment are the focus of this dance-choreographic advanced training.

The methods Body-Mind Centering®, Feldenkrais Method and Authentic Movement form the basis for movement trainings and aesthetic research. With improvisation and composition strategies, these experiences are made creatively creative and performative-artistic usable. This enables the development of individual dance abilities in their deep, embodied potential. Connected to the somatic experience, choreographic criteria and tools are taught. The participants are thus accompanied through an artistic development process in which they (further) develop their own present, powerful and subtle penetration of movement as an aesthetic form and conclude with a presentation.

  

For whom is Emerge recommended?

This continuing education is aimed at educators, therapists, teachers, dancers, dance/theater educators, choreographers and anyone who wants to implement creative action and relaxed, confident performance in their everyday life or profession.

What does Emerge promote?

  • Development of somatic-choreographic action through a strengthening of sensory reference in decision-making and in the use of choreographic strategies.
  • Unfolding creativity through training in strategies for shaping individual and collaborative creative processes, strategies for overcoming creative blocks.
  • Deepening embodiment through body awareness training (being at home in the body), strengthening the body's own resources and sensory reference in movement.
  • Performativity by strengthening individual and collective expressiveness, by strengthening sensory references in public performance, in solo and group performances and in application in individual areas of interest.

What does Emerge include?

The Emerge continuing education is modular. It is possible to join at any time. The completion is based on

  • participation in 250h compulsory & elective modules,
  • participation in 3h somatic & 3h artistic coaching each,
  • artistic contributions to the workshop-internal performance shows,
  • Documentation of the individual somatic process (max 5 pages) and
  • Documentation of the artistic process (max 5 pages) with follow-up discussion

Curriculum 

 

  

Module 4

Jun 15-16, 2024 | Body-Mind Centering® as base for creativity with Heike Kuhlmann

  • Getting to know Body-Mind Centering® - structure and stability vs. fluids and glands
  • Editing and shaping somatic material without losing contact with the material

220€ | 180€ early bird

Module 5

Jun 22-23, 2024 | Ensemble Thinking with Andrew Wass    

  • Compositional exercises refine the individual's ability to perceive, initiate, and support collective action     

220€ | 180€ early bird

Module 6

Jul 12-14, 2024 | Danceimprovisation as an art with Susanne Martin

  • Testing your own dance and improvisation skills
  • Researching, learning, playing in solo, duo and group constellations
  • When and how much do we let ourselves be influenced?
  • What helps, hinders, inspires or confuses us?

320€ | 290€ early bird

Module 7

Aug 05-10, 2024 |  Connecting, creating, appearing // Somatic choreography & performance prroject with Katja Münker

  • Training skills in somatic choreography with release technique, Feldenkrais method, somatic research, experiential anatomy and improvisation / instant composition
  • Integration of dance technique, experiential anatomy & physiology, composition, improvisation, ensemble work & development of own choreography

650€ | 580€ early bird

Module 8

Sep 13-15, 2024 | Oct 18-20, 2024 | Nov 01-03, 2024 | Somatic choreography in Body-Mind Centering®, Contact Improvisation & Authentic Movement with Heike Kuhlmann

  • Working out material together through Body-Mind Centering®, Contact Improvisation and Authentic Movement.
  • Tuning in to oneself and the group, building a temporary community, decision-making process, sharing weight, finding expression, getting into action, developing together, finding structures and forms

980€ | 870€ early bird

These three weekends build on each other and can only be booked together.

Module 9

Nov 15-17, 2024 | Expanding Project Unfolding // Tensegrity-principles & Fascia anatomy in dance with Katja Münker

  • Training of lightness, strength, permeability, stability, change of levels and dynamics as well as modulation and articulation skills and thus ultimately joy and expressiveness in dance.
  • Stimulation of the elasticity and adaptability of the fascia connective tissue for use in a variety of movement qualities and in dance training.

320€ | 290€ early bird

Module 1

Nov 14-16, 2025 | Time to move - Time to be still // Feldenkrais in dance, choreography & performance with Katja Münker

  • The conscious and multifaceted interplay of skeletal movement, perception, nervous system and alignment in space form the field of play both in the Feldenkrais Method and in dance
  • Stimulating movement presence with the Feldenkrais Method in order to modulate, vary and compose our dancing
  • Always creating the choice to be in movement or in stillness forms the basic prerequisite for the development of individual expression and interplay in the ensemble.

     

320€ | 290€ early bird

Module 2

Mar 28-29, 2026 | Artistic research & documentation with Andrea Keiz & Susanne Martin

  • strategies and forms of reflection from artistic research are applied to somatic processes/basics of Artistic/Somatic Research
  • critical reflection of one's own somatic and creative process
  • development of one's own documentation practice appropriate to the object of research

280€ | 240€ early bird

Module 3

 

tba, 2026 | Authentic Movement as ressource for creative processes with Heike Kuhlmann

  • Immersion into the not knowing
  • How do I make decisions, how can decisions be made from within me?
  • What role may the non-conscious play in the artistic process?
  • How can we continue to work with material from the AM in creative processes?
 220€ | 180€ early bird

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

Additionally, according to the individual focus or interest:

90h Continuing education

Recognition from advance training possible or optionally bookable in

  • Body-Mind Centering®
  • Feldenkrais Method
  • Continuum
  • Experiental Breath accordind to Middendorf
  • Experiental Anatomy
  • C.A.R.E Somatic childhood
  • Environmental Somatics

varies according to selection or pre-training

Artistic Coaching

Optional with one lecturer of Emerge

  • 3 x 60min

60€/h

1:1 Somatic session

Optional with one lecturer of Emerge

  • Feldenkrais Method with Katja Münker
  • Body-Mind Centering® with Heike Kuhlmann
  • 3x 60min

60€/h

Documentation, feedback, certification

Both

  • the individual somatic process and
  • the artistic process
 200€
 

Seminarleiter*innen

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Heike Kuhlmann


www.heikekuhlmann.net

MSME, BMC®-Practitioner, dancer, -educator, choreographer, MA Performance Studies/Choreography 

Heike is interested in the unfolding process of human beings. It is more than the individual unfolding, but in how people can meet each other at eye level through personal development and inclusion of structural conditions in her somatic facilitations. Being a condition to become Critical Somatics. She accompanies somatic processes in individual sessions, courses, workshops and trainings. Activism and somatics are interwoven in her artistic work. More information on: www.somatik-tanz-choreographie.dewww.heikekuhlmann.net

 

Kosten

Costs

single workshop
220€ | 180€ early bird until May 04th, 2024

entire continuing education Emerge
2800€ | costs excl. 1:1 Somatic sessions, artistic coaching, certification and 90h continuing education (varies according to selection or pre-training)

All modules can be booked individually and do not have to be completed chronologically. The prices vary depending on the module and (guest) lecturers, see curriculum. A price saving results when booking all modules for a total price of 2800€.

Dates

June 15th - 16th, 2024 | Saturday - Sunday | 10:00am - 5:30pm

Curriculum of the continuing education Emerge

 

  

independent Workshop & Module of Emerge

April 20th-21st, 2024 | Authentic Movement as ressource for creative processes with Heike Kuhlmann

220€ | 180€ early bird

independent Workshop & Module of Emerge

June 15th-16th, 2024 | Body-Mind Centering® as base for creativity with Heike Kuhlmann

220€ | 180€ early bird

independent Workshop & Module of Emerge

June 22nd-23rd, 2024 | Ensemble Thinking with Andrew Wass    

220€ | 180€ early bird

independent Workshop & Module of Emerge

July 12th-14th, 2024 | Danceimprovisation as an art with Susanne Martin

320€ | 290€ early bird

independent Workshop & Module of Emerge

August 05th-10th, 2024 |  Connecting, creating, appearing // Somatic choreography & performance prroject with Katja Münker

650€ | 580€ early bird

independent Workshop & Module of Emerge

September 13th-15th, 2024 | October 18th-20th, 2024 | November 01st-03rd, 2024 | Somatic choreography in Body-Mind Centering®, Contact Improvisation & Authentic Movement with Heike Kuhlmann

980€ | 870€ early bird

These three weekends build on each other and can only be booked together.

independent Workshop & Module of Emerge

November 15th-17th, 2024 | Expanding Project Unfolding // Tensegrity-principles & Fascia anatomy in dance with Katja Münker

320€ | 290€ early bird

 

Anmeldeinformationen

Zeiten
10:00am - 5:30pm
Veranstaltungsort
Berlin
Somatische Akademie Berlin
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30
Berlin
Preise
  • Earlybird: 180.00 EUR
  • Full Price: 220.00 EUR
Zahlung Banküberweisung, PayPal
Hinweise This workshop can be booked seperately or as module of the continuing education Emerge. Please don´t hesitate to contact Heike Kuhlmann directly if you have questions.

Lehrer

Heike Kuhlmann

Daten & Kosten

KursspracheEN + DE
Kurskosten
  • Earlybird 180.00 EUR
  • Full Price 220.00 EUR
ZahlungBanküberweisung, PayPal
VeranstaltungsortBerlin
Somatische Akademie Berlin
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30
Berlin