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Falling Out of Line – Helsinki

January 19th – January 23rd.
Theatre Academy University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland.
Workshop led by Emilyn

Falling Out of Line.
This was a week long workshop, exploring a psycho-somatic practice of encounter, falling out fixed notions of identity and social behaviour between us. Through improvisational tasks we experienced a process of unravelling and slowing down our approaches to meeting, greeting, reaching, hugging, laughing, turning towards and away from each other. We found ourselves noticing physical and emotional affects of gestures between us, and how this practice, that interweaves ethics and aesthetics, influences choreographic decision making.

The workshop was attended by post doctoral artist researchers and doctoral research students.

a lovely quote by Feldenkrais sent by Anne Makonnen

Yes & No
are equivalent in all respect

To Fall in Love.
to accept “falling” i.e. to experience
the reaction to falling and the anxiety syndrome
that goes with it.
To love properly is equivalent to
falling properly, that is, not experience
the anxiety and fear that accompany
“falling” in Love.
This profound saying has been
formulated after a major mental
effort, on this day of grace, the 30th
of April, 1950 A.D. all by myself. MFeldenkrais’