DANCE AS

COMMUNICATION

Somatic Enrichment© is a practical method for evaluating physical interaction from the inside (by partners themselves) and from outside observation. Somatic Enrichment fosters modes of thinking, communicating, and practicing that enrich all kinds of physical encounters and interactions, from clinical practice to corporate meetings, from artistic collaboration to intimate dialogue.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Through guided physical practice, shared reflection, and facilitated dialogue, Somatic Enrichment combines the practice of moving together with the focus of questions designed to challenge and enhance interaction. The unique approach offers movers a critical tool to reflect on elements of movement, including touch, proximity, and mutual gaze. Whether the movers are students or professional in clinical, corporate, or artistic settings, Somatic Enrichment offers a platform to explore the roots of physical interaction in a world increasingly disconnected from the body. 

Our research on Somatic Enrichment continues to develop. We are actively searching for settings to implement enrichment-based interventions. For more information, including upcoming workshops and events, please reach out below. 

The philosophy of partnering emerges from Lab Director Ilya Vidrin's doctoral work, focusing on the significance of empathy, discretionary power, consent, and trust in interaction. The philosophy has informed a practice-based facilitation method centered on promoting ethical awareness through focused movement exercises and studies. 

 

Somatic Enrichment© is a practical method for evaluating physical interaction from the inside (by partners themselves) and from outside observation. Somatic Enrichment fosters modes of thinking, communicating, and practicing that enrich all kinds of physical encounters and interactions, from clinical practice to corporate meetings, from artistic collaboration to intimate dialogue.

Through guided physical practice, shared reflection, and facilitated dialogue, Somatic Enrichment combines the practice of moving together with the focus of questions designed to challenge and enhance interaction. The unique approach offers movers a critical tool to reflect on elements of movement, including touch, proximity, and mutual gaze. Whether the movers are students or professional in clinical, corporate, or artistic settings, Somatic Enrichment offers a platform to explore the roots of physical interaction in a world increasingly disconnected from the body. 

Our research on Somatic Enrichment continues to develop. We are actively searching for settings to implement enrichment-based interventions. For more information, including upcoming workshops and events, please reach out below. 

APPROACH

Through guided physical practice, shared reflection, and facilitated dialogue, Somatic Enrichment combines the practice of moving together with the focus of questions designed to challenge and enhance interaction. The unique approach offers movers a critical tool to reflect on elements of movement, including touch, proximity, and mutual gaze. Whether the movers are students or professional in clinical, corporate, or artistic settings, Somatic Enrichment offers a platform to explore the roots of physical interaction in a world increasingly disconnected from the body. 

Our research on Somatic Enrichment continues to develop. We are actively searching for settings to implement enrichment-based interventions. For more information, including upcoming workshops and events, please reach out below. 

The philosophy of partnering emerges from Lab Director Ilya Vidrin's doctoral work, focusing on the significance of empathy, discretionary power, consent, and trust in interaction. The philosophy has informed a practice-based facilitation method centered on promoting ethical awareness through focused movement exercises and studies. 

 

Somatic Enrichment© is a practical method for evaluating physical interaction from the inside (by partners themselves) and from outside observation. Somatic Enrichment fosters modes of thinking, communicating, and practicing that enrich all kinds of physical encounters and interactions, from clinical practice to corporate meetings, from artistic collaboration to intimate dialogue.

FINDINGS

Through guided physical practice, shared reflection, and facilitated dialogue, Somatic Enrichment combines the practice of moving together with the focus of questions designed to challenge and enhance interaction. The unique approach offers movers a critical tool to reflect on elements of movement, including touch, proximity, and mutual gaze. Whether the movers are students or professional in clinical, corporate, or artistic settings, Somatic Enrichment offers a platform to explore the roots of physical interaction in a world increasingly disconnected from the body. 

Our research on Somatic Enrichment continues to develop. We are actively searching for settings to implement enrichment-based interventions. For more information, including upcoming workshops and events, please reach out below. 

The philosophy of partnering emerges from Lab Director Ilya Vidrin's doctoral work, focusing on the significance of empathy, discretionary power, consent, and trust in interaction. The philosophy has informed a practice-based facilitation method centered on promoting ethical awareness through focused movement exercises and studies. 

 

TEAM

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Angela Falk