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Arts and leisure - Dance

Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT)™

Friday from 19:00-21:00 h

Bettina Neuhaus

For whom
This course is for dancers with (basic) experience in dance and improvisation who want to deepen and further develop their technical and creative skills.

This course introduces participants to the basics of the Skinner Releasing Technique™ (SRT), an innovative approach to dance and movement training developed by American dance artist Joan Skinner (1923-2021).

In SRT, guided poetic imagery is used to stimulate the dancer's imagination and promote nuanced experience of movement.

At other times during the lesson, hands-on assignments with a partner teach participants to observe their own physical patterns more consciously: the touch helps to release unnecessary tension, so that new sensations, connections and movement possibilities can arise.

Among other things, attention is paid to free breathing, allowing movement, the autonomy of different body parts and the game with gravity and balance.

Furthermore, suppleness, effortlessness, multi-directional alignment, and presence in motion and stillness are some of the essential practice areas of SRT. The method can support any movement style and activity while promoting artistic sensitivity and creative development.

Bettina Neuhaus is a choreographer, dancer, teacher and mentor and has been active in the dance and theater world for over 30 years. She studied music and movement at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, dance at the Theaterschool Amsterdam and holds an MA from the Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance, London.
Her artistic work focuses on direct composition in performance and collaboration with artists in the fields of dance, music, lighting design and poetry.
Bettina studied Skinner Releasing Technique™(SRT) with Joan Skinner in Seattle and is one of the only two certified SRT teachers in the Netherlands. She provides classes and workshops in Instant Composition and SRT at dance and art academies, studios and cultural institutions in Europe and South America.

Please contact info@lakcursussen.nl if you have troubles registering for the courses. You can also give us a call at 071 527 2317 | 527 2314

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Register on time! A course can only start with enough participants (this will be decided a week before the start).



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