The Body Intelligence Workshop: Releasing into Action

Submitted by saltylark on Sun, 02/18/2018 - 4:21pm
Saturday, April 7, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, April 8, 2018 (All day)



Taught by Christine Betsill, Heather Fraelick, Madeleine Reber, and Emily Stein. 

Saturday, April 7th: 9am - 4pm
Sunday, April 8th: 11am - 5pm

A weekend intensive workshop designed for advanced and professional dancers, this workshop weaves four different somatic modalities - Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais ®, Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals, Myofascial Release – with dance technique classes, improvisation, and compositional explorations. 

Tuition is $200 if registered before March 7th; $250 thereafter. Scholarships are available. Email for scholarship information/application - due by March 7th.

Immerse yourself in discovering the many embodied states between release and action in dance technique. We will investigate somatics and movement together in the studio, discovering ways to engage your whole self for more thoughtful, efficient, and satisfying dancing.

Saturday Overview:

Using Alexander to Find Release, Reset and Resiliency in Movement:Betsill

Modern Technique with Myofascial-Unwinding and Rebounding: Fraelick

Modern Release Technique: Reber and Betsill

Feldenkrais Awarness Through Movement: Stein

Sunday Overview:

Ballet Technique: Stein

Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals and Touch for Re-Patterning: Reber

Myofascial Release: Fraelick

*schedule subject to change by faculty

Somatic practice is a field in movement studies and bodywork that emphasizes internal perception and awareness. For dancers, somatic practice offers ways to break years of movement habits, while increasing range and resiliency as artists and teachers. Sessions of pure somatic exploration will be integrated with dance technique classes in several styles, creating opportunities for investigation of how these four body practices can be used to expand artistry, improve technique and support healthy dancing.


Location and contact
Dovetail Studios
2853 W. Montrose Ave
Chicago  Illinois  60618
United States
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