Teachers & Techniques

We are looking through the lens of personal experience. Our practices have been shaped by the events occurring within a segment of dance history that reveals the impact and significance of experiential, personalized and liberating approaches on artistic, educational and human growth.

The following teachers are some of many who have inspired us.

The list of techniques includes the most important ones we use in our physical practice.

The work of the artists and teachers we list below stems from the experiments of the Judson Dance Theater, and from body-mind practices set in motion since the early 20th Century. 

 

Most of our teachers are also dance artists. Artistic and pedagogic work can inform each other in mutual and enriching ways.

Release/Releasing

 

 

 

Ideokinesis

 

Alexander Technique

 

Kinetic Awareness

 

Body-Mind Centering

Both of us have also practiced a number of Eastern meditation and martial arts.

 

Aspects of martial arts that have filtered into our practice include: honing inner listening, deepening concentration, developing internal strength, clearing energy pathways in the body for abundant energy circulation... 

Taiji / Qigong

Aikido

- David Mitsumi

Yoga /Meridian Stretches  

Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute

Michelle Goldberg The Goddess Pose

Kalaripayattu 

  • School of Kalaripayattu Kerala 

Kadathanadan Kalari Sangam

  • Shyne Tharappel Thankappan 

Kalaripayattu Training Paris

KI Practice 

Each one teach one

 

This saying was used in Mabel Elsworth Todd’s Studio and passed on in the Ideokinesis community through Barbara Clark, André Bernard and many others.

We take into account and teach with the understanding that we grow through sharing information with each other.

 

Origin: It is from an African-American proverb that originated in the United States during slavery, when Africans were denied education. When an enslaved person learned how to read or write, it became their responsibility to teach someone else. 

The aim is to spread knowledge for the betterment of your community.