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.
Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT)
Open Source Forms (OSF)
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
- David Mitsumi
Yoga /Meridian Stretches
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Official Website;
Shizuto Masunaga Meridian Exercises
For further information about yoga in the West:
Michelle Goldberg The Goddess Pose
School of Kalaripayattu Kerala
Shyne Tharappel Thankappan
Koichi Tohei KI in daily life
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.