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Moving tissues, 3-day Body-Mind Centering® laboratory. Tues Nov 12, Thurs Nov 14 & Fri Nov 15, Studio Joji, Brussels

12 November 2019 @ 11 h 00 min - 15 November 2019 @ 16 h 00 min


Moving tissues, 3-day Body-Mind Centering® laboratory. Tues Nov 12, Thurs Nov 14 & Fri Nov 15, Studio Joji, Brussels

The laboratory serves as side passage in connection to ´Proyecto Cuerpo-BMC tools for dance/Dance tools for BMC´. In this project (workshops in different cities, co-teaching with others, assisting) we want to investigate Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen´s quote: ´Revisiting the process of our creation—re-membering ourselves—brings us into the presence of the ongoing dance of existence. This is the essence of our dancing.´
In this 3-day long laboratory at Studio Joji in Brussels, we will explore and highlight some essential principles of four body systems (fluid, ligamentous, fascial and organ system).
Can the ´experiential´ study of these tissues; sensing, feeling, acting (from) them, really reveal new avenues to compose space-time continuum we are moving in? When and why do we articulate this study as dance? Which ´dance form´ appears from our exploration of fluid and soft tissues? How does ´re-membering ourselves´ arises in and through the dance? Do we still need bones and muscles to translate this quest into ´form´?
In this workshop, besides opening our body-based inquiry into the parameters of ´dance´, also touch will be explored as an expression of and a way to gauge movement.
The laboratory is open to anyone who has a sincere interest in exploring, articulating, learning from the physical roots of our ‘being’. Previous experience with Body-Mind Centering® and/or dance and movement is of course welcome, but not necessary to enjoy participating in this workshop. Professional and non-professional movers can happily learn from each other.

The workshop will be taught in English, Dutch and/or French, depending on the needs of the participants. Preferably you can participate all 3 days. In case you can´t attend all days, but are curious to participate, please contact me.

Teaching: Eva Maes
Place: Studio Joji, 18 Rue de la Glacière, Brussels (Saint-Gilles)
Date: Tuesday Nov 12 (11h-16h), Thursday Nov 14 (11h-15h) & Friday Nov 15 (11h-16h)
Price: 120 euro Info & Reservation: evamaes@hotmail.com www.evamaes.wordpress.com 

Bio After she obtained a Master in History at the University of Ghent, Eva Maes (B) studied dance at the International program at Cunningham Dance Studio (1999-2001, NY, USA). As a Full Merit Scholarship student she received classes from different dancers of several generations of the Merce Cunningham Company (Meg Harper, Louise Burns, Carol Teitelbaum, Foofwa d’Immobilité, Robert Swinston, e.a) as well as Merce Cunningham. During her training period in New York, she had a chance to study also with Janet Panetta (Classical Dance); Dianne Madden, Mariah Maloney (Trisha Brown Technique & Repertory), Barbarah Mahler (Klein Technique), K.J. Holmes,Vicky Shick,ea . In 2003 she met the improvisational work of Lisa Nelson’s, leading to more workshops and collaborations till today with her and within the group ‘Tuning Space- Brussels’ (in la Manutention, Bordeaux, and in Nadine, Danscentrum Jette, Espace l’ Escaut, Cartago Delanda Est, A. Pass, Espace Mutin, Tictac Art Centre, Brussels). In the same period she started her studies at the School for Body-Mind Centering® (Chiemsee, GER and Northampton, USA), where she graduated in 2006 as a Body- Mind Centering® Practitioner. In 2004-2005 she studied Somatic Psychology with Linda Hartley. She holds a Bachelor Degree and Teacher Training Degree from the Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen, School of Arts. She has been assisting Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in various workshops in NY, Brussels, Bratislava, Berlin, Amsterdam as well as in the licensed BMC programs Soma in Paris and Valcivières and Movimiento Atlas in Zaragoza. Since 2004 she presented solo´s on different occasions in Brussels, Antwerp and Sevilla (Duo + Justine, Reminiscen(c)e, Mimicry Project, Manos Vacias,…). Other collaborations in dance: Chantal Yzermans/Radical Low (NY, 2004), Anouk Llaurens (Brussels, 2007, 2008, 2013(‘Visions’), 2014-2015 (‘Spectrum of the Senses’), Alba Lucera (Sevilla 2017). In 2015 she co-organised together with the Body-Mind Centering Association ´Tracing RefleCTions-RefleXions´, the 2015 BMCA European Conference in Ghent. She is a professional member of the ‘Body-Mind Centering Association’ and member of Ethics Committee of BMCA. She also teaches dance and movement classes for children, adolescents and adults. In May 2019 she concluded Body- Mind Centering Teacher Training in Vussem (DE)and Tuscania (IT). She lives in Antwerp, Belgium.

Info below & more info: www.bodymindcentering.com www.bmcassociation.org Body-Mind Centering® is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, it is an experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles, utilizing movement, touch, voice and mind. Its uniqueness lies in the specificity with which each of the body systems can be personally embodied and integrated, the fundamental groundwork of developmental re-patterning, and the utilization of a body-based language to describe movement and body-mind relationships. The study of Body-Mind Centering® is a creative process in which embodiment of the material is explored in the context of self-discovery and openness. Each person is both the student and the subject matter and the underlying goal is to discover the ease that underlies transformation. The Body-Mind
Centering® approach has an almost unlimited number of areas of application. It is currently being used by people in movement, dance, yoga, bodywork, somatic studies, physical and occupational therapy, psychotherapy, child development, education, voice, music, art, meditation, athletics and other body-mind disciplines.


12 November 2019 @ 11 h 00 min
15 November 2019 @ 16 h 00 min
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Eva Maes


studio JOJI
18 rue de la Glacière
Bruxelles, 1060 Belgium
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