Taught by James French and Tara Fenamore
This Fall 2021 course will be open to the public, as well as to participants in the 2021 Principles of Movement course.
The Developmental Movement Series will guide students through an experiential study of a developmental movement sequence.
Each class will explore a position of mechanical advantage based upon a developmental posture. These postures are more fully supported by the ground, which encourages muscular release and the reintegration of musculoskeletal structures. We will practice a kinesthetic thinking skill to link up the parts of the neuromuscular-skeletal system into a functional whole with elastic, springy properties. We will develop the faculty of kinesthetic awareness to observe habitual patterns of musculoskeletal shortening. We will build towards studying more complex and dynamic movements as we cultivate a practice of self-observation and acquire tools for the prevention of musculoskeletal shortening and mechanical imbalance. Together, we will explore the possibility of coordinating and maintaining a lengthened musculoskeletal state as the basis for voluntary action.
Class meets periodically on Thursdays at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)
Dates: October 7, October 14, November 11, November 18, December 21, December 22
For the Developmental Movement YouTube Playlist for prior class recordings, click here.