Mastering Chi (Qi) Energy + Expressive Motion

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Siobhan Davies Studios

85 Saint George's Road

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SE1 6ER

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When the mastering of chi energy from Qi-gong meets the energizing dynamics of Contemporary Dance what we have is a body that expands its energetic potential.

We will be working with elements drawn from Laban/Bartenieff, cellular breathing, floor work, release technique.

This class invites you to immerse into an organic dance movement in a permanent dialogue with your chi(qi) energy.


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Alex Boyd

Dr Alex Boyd graduated from the UC Davis ‘Performance Studies’ PhD in June 2014. His dissertation 'The Sustainability of Traditional Knowledge Systems' draws on over 30 years immersion and 20 years professional application as an inheritor of a Taoist system of cultivation and expression. The central practice of his dissertation applies a proposed 3-strand model for sustaining traditional and indigenous embodied cultures: embodied knowledge, traditional knowledge and community application – to create the first ever embodied practice degree in the West that values such learning from the East. Dr Boyd is a Research Associate with UC Davis Theatre & Dance researching how Asian training in energy enhances acting. He founded the IFTR Embodied Research Working Group and is Executive Director for Intercultural Roots, an international body that supports embodied practitioners and he is a core member of the Cross Pollination group based at the Odin Teatret in Denmark. As a wisdom culture consultant to The We Company based in New York he supports curriculum and personal / professional development at WeGrow / WeWork. Dr Boyd lives in Yorkshire and is the main teacher at the Taoist Centre in London from where he regularly travels for research field trips and to teach internationally.

Andrea Maciel

Andrea is a dancer, scholar and body work practitioner. She has 15 years of practice on somatic-healing approaches and physical theatre training for dancers, actors and bodywork practitioners and has taugh internationaly including federal universities in Brazil, New York University and University of Bristol and QMUL at United Kingdom. Her academic/artistic work investigates the physical resonance of space in urban landscapes through dance, performance and installations. Andrea has an extensive experience in Bartenieff and Bodymindcentering® technique and has been teaching somatic approaches to CPD courses as well as utilizing those techniques in her clinic therapy practice. She holds a PhD in Performing Arts at Federal University – Brazi with a Visiting Scholarship at New York University and is post-graduated in Laban Bartenieff System by Angel Vianna Dance College. Her previous background in dance and performance arts has lead her to deepen her studies on the human body from the artistic realms to the healing practice.
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