Mara Della Pergola
Friday 29 October 2021
14:30 - 17:30
Moving Vision. Art, Transformation and the Feldenkrais Method®
Using Art and the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education as a way for connecting visual, cognitive and somatic experience.
When a work of art strikes us and captures our vision we enter the piece of art at the same time as it enters us, thus transforming our sensations, states of mind and thoughts.
In the workshop, inspired by my book “Lo sguardo in movimento”, we will associate works of art with some fundamental experiences embodied by all, because they make up our human heritage (i.e. feeling supported, identyifying one's core, orienting, realizing an intention, and more). They involve our whole being, guiding us in every activity and influencing our relationship with the environment and with others. We will explore one of these fundamental experiences while observing works of art through our senses and while practicing Awareness through Movement®– in other words seeing, feeling, moving and thinking.
Mara Della Pergola, Italy
Mara studied with Moshe Feldenkrais at Amherst. As the first Feldenkrais teacher in Italy, she founded and has been running for more than 30 years, the Istituto di Formazione Feldenkrais in Milan where she lives.