Feldenkrais Method 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202FME1 Z 2 2T English, Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Name of lecturer(s)

Jan SKOVAJSA

Learning outcomes of the course unit

FELDENKRAIS® METHOD 1 - INTRODUCTION TO SOMATIC LEARNING

The outcome of the course is to learn the basic principles of Feldenkrais® Method through active movement in experiential group sessions, followed by guided reflections.

The students will gain the embodied knowledge for their self development as well as for their creative and artistic practice.  

Mode of study

Active movement in group lessons / explorations, discussions, verbal and written reviews.

The course is held in English.

The course is opened to all students of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

SCHEDULE FOR THE WINTER SEMESTER 2021/22:

6. 10. 2021 13:30 - 15:00 R312 DAMU + online on Zoom

13. 10. 2021 13:30 - 15:00 R312 DAMU + online on Zoom

20. 10. 2021 13:30 - 15:00 R312 DAMU + online on Zoom

27. 10. 2021 13:30 - 15:00 R312 DAMU + online on Zoom

3. 11. 2021 13:30 - 15:00 R312 DAMU + online on Zoom

10. 11. 2021 13:30 - 15:00 R312 DAMU + online on Zoom

17. 11. 2021 13:30 - 15:00 R312 DAMU + online on Zoom

24. 11. 2021 13:30 - 15:00 R312 DAMU + online on Zoom

1. 12. 2021 13:30 - 15:00 R312 DAMU + online on Zoom

8. 12. 2021 13:30 - 15:00 R312 DAMU + online on Zoom

15. 12. 2021 13:30 - 15:00 R312 DAMU + online on Zoom

22. 12. 2021 13:30 - 15:00 R312 DAMU + online on Zoom

The course will take place in a HYBRID form: online on Zoom + physically at room R312 at DAMU (Karlova 26).

The online Zoom variant is opened for all students from AMU.

The physical variant is primarily reserved for KATaP DAMU students. Students from other departments and faculties are welcome to join at R312 by prior email agreement up to the capacity of the room and if the epidemiological situation allows.

In case of a bad epidemiological situation the course would continue online on Zoom for all at same dates and times.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

1) Intermediate English

  1. willingness to try something new in movement and curious mind

No previous experience with Feldenkrais Method is needed.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  1. comfortable clothing for movement, socks (!)
  2. a mat
  3. a thicker blanket
  4. a bottle of water

Course contents

Feldenkrais® Method (FM) is a process of learning that uses conscious movement with guided attention for refining abilities and hence improving of the quality of life.

FM actively works with the principle of neuroplasticity - the ability of human brain to change itself in response to both internal and external needs in any age.  

Feldenkrais® lessons help to develop better awareness of the self, so as to gain better self-regulation and self-organisation.  

Feldenkrais® Method offers psycho-physical preparation for the improvement of any artistic performance.

Therefore it is widely sought-after by performers (actors, singers, musicians and dancers) as well as by those who work in the creative domains (directors, screenwriters, visual artists, composers and others).

The course is taught by internationally certified Feldenkrais® teacher & practitioner.

Recommended or required reading

REQUIRED READING:

RECOMMENDED READING:

(for the curious students who want to understand the wider context)

Assessment methods and criteria

CONDITIONS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE:

  1. attendance (80 %)
  2. active participation in group exercises (ATM) a well as in the reflections / discussions
  3. reading of the required materials
  4. written reflection at the end of the course

Course web page

http://www.feldenkrais.cz

Note

The course is opened to all students of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

I will send connection information to your school email before the start of the course. I will also send updates and materials during the semester there.

Therefore I kindly ask you to check your school email on regular basis. Thank you!

Further information

Course may be repeated

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2021/2022:

06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
room R312
Učebna

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
SKOVAJSA J.
13:30–15:00
(parallel1)
Thu
Fri
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 13:30–15:00 Jan SKOVAJSA Učebna
Karlova 26, Praha 1
parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2021/2022:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans