Online Series: Body Mapping ~ with Natan Daskal
4 Fridays: February 17, 24, March 3, 10 | 10-11:30AM PT | $70/series
Each part of our bodies is unique: each has developed specific functions, moves in particular ways, and has its own stories to tell and dances to dance. In this series, we focus on a new area of the body each week. For each body part, we study anatomy and body mechanics, we explore its movement somatically, and we allow its wisdom to express through drawing, creative writing, and dance. By exploring our anatomy experientially and artistically, we connect more deeply with our bodies, creativity, and lived experience.
Learning objectives for this series:
Identify and embody various parts of the body through experiential anatomy
Use the Tamalpa Life/Art Process to make connections between artmaking and lived experiences.
Draw on methods of somatic and expressive arts pedagogy as applied to health, embodiment, and creativity.
No art or dance experience needed.
To get the most out of this online class, please prepare a comfortable space to move in with access to your online device. Also, have art supplies ready at hand for the drawing activity and paper and pen for journaling and creative writing exercises.
Please note: Tamalpa does not record nor permit the recording of any classes or workshops due to the sensitive and sometimes vulnerable nature of the work, and to protect student privacy.
Artwork by Shannon Knorr
Natan Daskal’s background in theater, dance, design and fine arts combine with his love of nature, dedication to social justice, and commitment to personal development under Tamalpa Institute’s approach to learning and living artfully. He has taught movement and the expressive arts to children, youth, and adults in diverse settings. Natan is a member of Tamalpa’s core faculty, and has extensive teaching experience working directly with Anna Halprin as her teaching assistant in public workshops and classes. Natan studied ballet at the Joffrey School in New York City, received his BFA in Communication Design at Parsons the New School for Design, and received his MA in Education at Goddard College where he studied the intersection of somatics, creativity, and community education. natandaskal.com