Biotensegrity: Anatomy for the 20th Century (open workshop) // Malcolm Manning (UK/AT)

22. & 23.4.2023 // 10.00 – 16.30

in the context of SCHULE@Im_flieger 2023
The Practice of Practise: Teaching as Artistic Research.
performative art, dance and somatics

22. & 23.4.2023 // 10.00 – 16.30

Bräuhausgasse 40, 1050 Vienna // in English language // € 100,- // Max. 5 places


Early bird-booking until Fr 24. March 2023:
5 workshops for € 400,-

22. & 23. April 2023 // 10.00 – 16.30
Biotensegrity: Anatomy for the 20th Century // Malcolm Manning (UK/AT)

20. & 21. May 2023 // 10.00 – 16.30
Extended Minds // Malcolm Manning (UK/AT)

10. & 11. June 2023 // 10.00 – 16.30
Dancing outside the box // Pia Lindy (FI)

2. & 3. September 2023 // 10.00 – 16.30
Radical Calmness Practice // Malcolm Manning (UK/AT)

30. September & 1. October 2023 // 10.00 – 16.30
Sentient Ecologies // Auxiliadora Gálvez (ES)

Biotensegrity: Anatomy for the 20th Century (open workshop) // Malcolm Manning (UK/AT)

Anatomical images, like any images that we have of ourselves, shape both our movement and perception. 

Originating from within the medical profession, biotensegrity challenges the 400-year old biomechanical model of anatomy based on the physics of levers, pulleys and columns. 

Biotensegrity proposes a simpler, more organic and holistic model of our physical structure that at the same time gives rise to more complex and subtle interactions with ourselves and the world. 

Fundamental to Biotensegrity is the concept of multi-scalar interconnectedness. In this workshop you’ll be introduced to some of the fundamental concepts and discover experientially how we are forever shapeshifting. 

Malcolm Manning (UK/AT) is a movement researcher, educator, and artist who specialises in teaching somatically oriented dance and movement classes. He is certified as both a Feldenkrais Method® and Body And Earth® practitioner. His current research is into how the images we hold of our anatomy and the relationship of mind and body shape our experience of ourselves and the world we are moving through. This work, “Choreographing Subjectivities”, is in part a response to Rosi Braidotti’s book The Posthuman, in which she argues that to meet the multiple challenges facing us in this historical moment, thinking differently is not enough; we need to experience ourselves and the world differently; we need new subjectivities. He has taught in dance educations throughout Europe including the Finnish and Danish national schools of contemporary dance and the Vaganova Academy; dance festivals such as Impulstanz, TanzBozen and Tanzwerkstatt Europa; dance centres such as TanzQuartier, Independent Dance UK, K3 Hamburg; and was part of developing the Dance And Somatics course at ISLO/FI. He also applies somatic and contemporary dance techniques in other disciplines such as the architecture department of the San Pablo CEU University Madrid, the Somaesthetics Study Group at Helsinki University, and Situation Lab at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki.