i see the body as being like sand. it's difficult to study the wind, but if you watch the way sand patterns form and disappear and reemerge, then you can follow the patterns of the wind or, in this case, the mind... - bonnie bainbridge cohen
body-mind centering® is a somatic approach of embodiment. through using the human anatomy as a map, we sense, feel, and move the living universe inside of us. we explore the human body and connect with the underlying mind. thus, we achieve more freedom in movement and we learn to embody certain energetic states that we can channel into performance.
developmental work with actors*actresses
we explore the movement development from a single-celled organism to the walking human. for the actor*actress, this means repatterning movement habits that are limiting the ability to fully embody a role. thus, more freedom, range, and support can be found in movement.
exploring the body systems to work on a text and develop a character
the body systems are the senses, skeletal system, organs, endocrine system, nerves, fluids, muscles, and the connective tissues. each of these system have very unique and differentiated states of consciousness we can tap into. by exploring them, our own bodily awareness grows and we are enabled to express from the inside, rather than producing something on the outside. my classes in "bmc® in acting" are intended as a laboratory, where the actor*actress can explore and expand their*her*his body and movement vocabulary and bring the resulting changes in consciousness into speech and text.
i am currently training as somatic movement educator (body-mind centering®) with moveus. i am a member of the body-mind centering® association.
Manuel Finke • Sprecherziehung • Sprecher • Body-Mind Centering®