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.
January to March 2023 Programme – £10 per session.
Saturday 28th January 10.30am-12.00 midday – Book
Cregagh Glen, Belfast
The theme of January session is Experiential Anatomy and the body emphasis will be on The Digestive System-Taking in, integration & letting go and our Gut Response.
Saturday 25th Febuary 10.30am-12.00 midday – Book
Cavehill Country Park, Belfast
The theme of the February session is Experiential Anatomy and the the body emphasis will be on Human Reflexes and Developmental Patterns.
Saturday 25th March 10.30am-12.00 midday – Book
Hazelbank Park, Newtonabbey
The theme of the March session is Experiential Anatomy and the the body emphasis will be on Emotion, Sound and Movement Expression
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.