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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.. and Hands and Fingers

 

In this Feldenkrais and drawing workshop, we will begin by drawing our attention to the subtle and revealing movement of our musical instruments. We might ask – as you have no doubt asked many times before – how do we hold these instruments? How do we hold ourselves, our hands, as we play? Where does the skillful manipulation of our fingers begin? In our hands or in our heads? What about the pelvis, the undulation of the spine, the opening and closing of the eyes and the connection of our feet to the floor? What we see in our mind’s eye while making music can help to illuminate how we move as we play, so we will draw from imagination as well as from life in this Feldenkrais and drawing session. Bring your instruments! I’ll bring some Feldenkrais sitting lessons along with paper, pencils and a few keen observations about the alignment of the senses from Kimon Nicolaides’ The Natural Way to Draw.

 

Berklee College Richard Ehrman Memorial Feldenkrais Series