Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) is an innovative approach to movement reeducation developed by dancer and occupational therapist Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.
Integrating anatomical, psychological and developmental principles, the work leads to an understanding of how the mind is expressed through the body in movement. BMC offers an experiential approach to learning about our living anatomy, as well as a method of movement analysis which can be useful in the creative process.
In this workshop we will use the BMC work as a lens through which we investigate our creative resources as movers.
We will study each of the major body systems (skeleton, muscles, organs, fluids, nerves and endocrine glands), experiencing their structures, functions and individual expressive qualities through intentional touch and improvisation. We’ll also explore the developmental movement process, which underlies all our movement expression.
Reintegrating these fundamental patterns and principles helps to increase our clarity and coordination as movers, allowing us longer and healthier dancing lives.
This workshop is highly recommended for dancers, actors, movement therapists and others who work with movement.