Extended Minds (open workshop) // Malcolm Manning (UK/AT)

20. & 21.5.2023 // 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

20. & 21.5.2023 // 10.00 – 16.30

Bräuhausgasse 40, 1050 Vienna // in English language // fee: at your own disposal between € 50,- und 100,-  // Max. 5 places

Registration: imflieger@gmail.com

further open workshops:

22. & 23. April 2023 // 10.00 – 16.30
Biotensegrity: Anatomy for the 21st Century // 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)

Extended Minds (open workshop) // Malcolm Manning (UK/AT)
What if it’s not the mind that lives in the body but the body that lives in the mind? 

In this workshop, I present dance and movement practices that I have been collecting and synthesising, devising and revising, as a playful embodied investigation of how we might experience subjectivity differently; how our sense of presence with the world changes when we reformulate the mind-body relationship. 

In the discourse of philosophy of mind there is renewed interest in hypotheses that consider consciousness as a fundamental property of our universe. Since consciousness is at the core of somatic practices, I am curious what implications working within this paradigm might have in the field of somatically-oriented dance, art and design practices? 

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. www.movetolearn.com www.morethanmovement.at