4 Fridays: May 7 – 28, 10-11:30am PDT
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 4-part 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:
1. Identify and embody various parts of the body through experiential anatomy
2. Use the Tamalpa Life/Art Process to make connections between artmaking and lived experiences.
3. Draw on methods of somatic and expressive arts pedagogy as applied to health, embodiment, and creativity.
This series is open to everyone. No art or dance experience needed.
Natan Daskal, MA, RSME, CMT, is a dancer, somatic educator, bodyworker, and is a core faculty member at Tamalpa Institute. He has taught movement and expressive arts to children, youth, and adults in a variety of settings, and has worked 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 education. Natan’s background in theater, dance, design and fine arts combine with his love of nature and personal development under Tamalpa Institute’s approach to learning and living artfully. natandaskal.com