Somatic movement education explores the creative and transformative aspects of movement and lived body experience. Somatic work aims to explore how moving from the felt experience of the living body can stimulate creativity and facilitate wellbeing and self-awareness.
In this programme we will develop our somatic movement through experiential anatomy and imagery, with an underlying awareness of body structure and function. Exploring movement as a creative, interactive and connective embodied practice-connecting to the season, to other and the environmental setting we find ourselves. Each session will have a new story to tell.
September to December Programme – £10 per session.
Saturday 24th September 10.30am-12.00 midday – Book
Orangefield Park, Belfast
Theme: Finding our Breath
Body Emphasis: Thorax- vertebrae and ribs, lungs
Saturday 29th October 10.30am-12.00 midday – Book
Theme: Finding Centre
Body Emphasis: Pelvis and iliopsoas
Saturday 26th November 10.30am-12.00 midday – Booking open soon
Theme: Moving from the joints
Body Emphasis: The joints
Saturday 10th December 10.30am-12.00 midday – Booking open soon
Belmont Park, Belfast
Theme: Body Listening
Body Emphasis: Nervous system, dialogue between systems
Facilitator: Sandy Cuthbert
Sandy has a background in contemporary dance and movement improvisation. BA (Hons) Creative Arts, PGCE, Post-graduate Certificate in Contemporary Dance & Choreography-London Contemporary Dance School. Professional dancer-National Dance Company of Wales, In Transit, Maiden Voyage Dance, Off The Rails. Sandy recently returned to performing in ‘Epilogue’ premiered at the Belfast International Arts Festival 2021. Over 20 years FE & HE dance lecturing experience. Sandy has an MA in Dance and Somatic Well-Being and is a professional member of ISMETA-Registered Somatic Movement Educator. After retiring as Company Manager for Maiden Voyage Dance last year, she now works freelance as Engagement Coordinator for the company. She has a curiosity and passion for combining her loves of movement, mindfulness, and the natural world.