Radical Calmness Practice (open workshop) // Malcolm Manning (UK/AT)

2. & 3.9.2023 // 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

2. & 3.9.2023 // 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)

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)

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

Radical Calmness Practice (open workshop) // Malcolm Manning (UK/AT)

In this practice we explore movement as a way to reduce the noise in our systems with the aim of bringing greater calmness to ourselves, both in action and at rest. 

When the nervous system is quiet then we are better able to think more clearly, to become more emotionally responsive, to connect with what is around us, and to act more decisively and effectively. 

Radical Calmness Practice is accessible to anyone. There are no movements to learn. Instead you will be offered a series of movement tasks to explore while your attention is guided verbally.  

Radical Calmness Practice can be taken as an artistic and/or political practice, a practise of self and/or community care, and/or a practice for developing balance and resilience in an ever changing world. 

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