This workshop explores the moving body through embodiment of the muscular system, which establishes a tensile three-dimensional grid for the balanced support and movement of the skeletal structure. Muscles provide a dynamic outer envelope of flesh encompassing the skeletal structure thus bones are moved through space thanks to the elasticity of the muscles and their close collaboration with the fascia. How does the muscular system support vitality, expression of power and engagement into movement and life? How can it also free retained energies and patterns of freeze?
The muscle and nervous systems are working very close with each other. In this dialogue, they support the proprioceptive experience of our position in relation to gravity and space, and with it relate to the question of the relationship with the environment and others. How do we deal with unknown and planned situations, to improve fluidity in our ability to adapt with ease and to cultivate inner resources and trust in our relationships? Some techniques of muscle re-education and training will be explored.
Through movement explorations, applied anatomy and free movement, fundamental artistic questions are investigated and further developed. How can our muscular system support self-regulation and react with ease to support creativity, clear engagement and comfort in our interactions?Odile Seitz