Feldenkrais Method 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202FME2 Z 2 2T English, Czech summer

Subject guarantor

Name of lecturer(s)

Jan SKOVAJSA

Learning outcomes of the course unit

FELDENKRAIS® METHOD 2 - 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.

SCHEDULE FOR THE SUMMER SEMESTER:

Friday 12. 3. 10:30 - 12:00 online on Zoom

Friday 19. 3. 10:30 - 12:00 online on Zoom

Friday 26. 3. 10:30 - 12:00 online on Zoom

Friday 9. 4. 10:30 - 12:00 online on Zoom

Friday 16. 4. 10:30 - 12:00 online on Zoom

Friday 23. 4. 10:30 - 12:00 online on Zoom

Friday 30. 4. 10:30 - 12:00 online on Zoom

Friday 7. 5. 10:30 - 12:00 online on Zoom

Friday 14. 5. 10:30 - 12:00 online on Zoom

Friday 21. 5. 10:30 - 12:00 online on Zoom

Friday 28. 5. 10:30 - 12:00 online on Zoom

Friday 4. 6. 10:30 - 12:00 online on Zoom

In case of good epidemiological situation during the semester the lessons would take place at DAMU (Karlova 26) at room R312 at the same time.

In that case the option of attending the class online on Zoom would remain till the end of the course.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  1. intermediate English
  2. willingness to try something new in movement and curious mind ;-)
  3. stable Internet connection

Prepare the following, please:

  1. free space on the floor (ideally 2x2 metres or more)
  2. comfortable clothing for movement, socks
  3. a mat
  4. a thicker blanket
  5. a bottle with 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).

Recommended or required reading

REQUIRED READING:

RECOMMENDED READING:

(for the curious students who want to understand wider context of what we do)

Assessment methods and criteria

CONDITIONS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE:

  1. attendance 75%
  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 you the information for connecting to your school email before the start of the course. I will also send you 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 2020/2021:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2020/2021:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans