Upcoming Workshops

  • Opening the Potential Space of Skeletal Joint Structures

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    Cultivating a sense of fluidity and spaciousness within the skeletal joint structures gives the entire body a feeling of effortlessness and stability in action. The skeletal joints are essential in providing balance and clarity of initiation in our movement sequences. This workshop combines Active Breath, integrative movement, hands-on bodywork practice and guided physical repatterning skills for facilitating another person’s perceptual awareness in actively aligning their skeletal structure in their body presence.

    Time & Location
    Saturday 9 May & Sunday 10 May
    VMI Center, Amsterdam
    10:00 – 17:00

    VMI Somatic Practice combines vocal expression with physical movement to deepen awareness and awaken perception in ways that foster personal change and empower transformation. Developing our body presence through actively using breath and movement informs our sense of awareness in how and what we want to communicate.

    Each workshop in the series focuses on different aspects of VMI Somatic Practice that incorporate principles of Active Breath, embodied anatomy, sensory awareness, movement in space, hands-on bodywork and guided physical re-patterning. Improvisation structures are introduced, combining vocal, physical, visual, temporal and rhythmic elements to amplify creativity in an ensemble experience.

    The two-day workshops awaken a fuller expression of voice through the entire body and stimulate fresh approaches to performance. The practice is effective in developing in the participant an engaged and concentrated whole-body experience of their breath and voice combined with active movement.

    The workshops are for anyone interested in improving their health and vitality while becoming more confident in embodying their voice, enhancing their physical and emotional awareness and creatively feeling a sense of aliveness in a moving and flowing body. 

    They are of particular interest for movement practitioners, bodyworkers, educators, therapists, dancers, singers, actors, coaches, facilitators, and public speakers.

    VMI Somatic Practice is an innovative interdisciplinary somatic approach combining Vocal Dance,Voice Movement Integration and Vital Movement Integration Bodywork. For more than 25 years, the VMI Somatic Practice Educational Program, founded and directed by Patricia Bardi, has been centered in Amsterdam.

    Course Fee:

    Each workshop can be taken independently.

    1 Workshop –   € 200,-

    2 Workshops –  €170,- per workshop: € 340,-

    3 workshops – €150,-  per workshop: € 450,-

    For further information and registration please contact:

    Email: in[email protected]

  • Embodying Your Voice Through Movement Awareness and Expression

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    The voice is a physical instrument engaging with all of our senses. Moving the breath, feeling the vibration of the sound as a living pulse guiding, informing, and exchanging actively with our movement flow opens gateways of inspiration and creativity. This workshop is an integrative process combining Active Breath, movement flow, deep body resonance, and ensemble voice/movement improvisation.

    Time & Location

    Sat 28 March & Sun 29 March

    VMI Center, Amsterdam

    10:00 – 17:00

    VMI Somatic Practice combines vocal expression with physical movement to deepen awareness and awaken perception in ways that foster personal change and empower transformation. Developing our body presence through actively using breath and movement informs our sense of awareness in how and what we want to communicate.

    Each workshop in the series focuses on different aspects of VMI Somatic Practice that incorporate principles of Active Breath, embodied anatomy, sensory awareness, movement in space, hands-on bodywork and guided physical re-patterning. Improvisation structures are introduced, combining vocal, physical, visual, temporal and rhythmic elements to amplify creativity in an ensemble experience.

    The two-day workshops awaken a fuller expression of voice through the entire body and stimulate fresh approaches to performance. The practice is effective in developing in the participant an engaged and concentrated whole-body experience of their breath and voice combined with active movement.

    The workshops are for anyone interested in improving their health and vitality while becoming more confident in embodying their voice, enhancing their physical and emotional awareness and creatively feeling a sense of aliveness in a moving and flowing body. 

    They are of particular interest for movement practitioners, bodyworkers, educators, therapists, dancers, singers, actors, coaches, facilitators, and public speakers.

    Course Fee:

    Each workshop can be taken independently.

    1 Workshop –   € 200,-

    2 Workshops –  €170,- per workshop: € 340,-

    3 workshops – €150,-  per workshop: € 450,-

    For further information and registration please contact:

    Email: [email protected]

  • Revitalizing Your Nervous System While Reducing Stress

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    Looking specifically at the organs’ system’s relationship to the vagus nerve and autonomic nervous system to help refine and clarify the interaction of intention and attention in our awareness and perceptual-motor coordination. The practice aims to have a calming effect on the nervous system and cultivates a fluid dynamic between inner and outer focus through active listening in our movement, breath, vocal presence, quality of touch and interactive expressive sense of play.

    Date: Sat 29 February & Sun 1 March 2020

    Time: 10:00 – 17:00

    Location: VMI Center, Amsterdam

    VMI Somatic Practice combines vocal expression with physical movement to deepen awareness and awaken perception in ways that foster personal change and empower transformation. Developing our body presence through actively using breath and movement informs our sense of awareness in how and what we want to communicate.

    Each workshop in the series focuses on different aspects of VMI Somatic Practice that incorporate principles of Active Breath, embodied anatomy, sensory awareness, movement in space, hands-on bodywork and guided physical re-patterning. Improvisation structures are introduced, combining vocal, physical, visual, temporal and rhythmic elements to amplify creativity in an ensemble experience.

    The two-day workshops awaken a fuller expression of voice through the entire body and stimulate fresh approaches to performance. The practice is effective in developing in the participant an engaged and concentrated whole-body experience of their breath and voice combined with active movement.

    The workshops are for anyone interested in improving their health and vitality while becoming more confident in embodying their voice, enhancing their physical and emotional awareness and creatively feeling a sense of aliveness in a moving and flowing body. 

    They are of particular interest for movement practitioners, bodyworkers, educators, therapists, dancers, singers, actors, coaches, facilitators, and public speakers.

    VMI Somatic Practice is an innovative interdisciplinary somatic approach combining Vocal Dance, Voice Movement Integration and Vital Movement Integration Bodywork. For more than 25 years, the VMI Somatic Practice Educational Program, founded and directed by Patricia Bardi, has been centered in Amsterdam.

    Course Fee:

    Each workshop can be taken independently.

    1 Workshop –   € 200,-

    2 Workshops –  €170,- per workshop: € 340,-

    3 workshops – €150,-  per workshop: € 450,-

    For further information and registration please contact:

    Email: [email protected]

  • Embodying the Voice While Moving - Workshop with Patricia Bardi

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    Somantic Rebus is an event dedicated to the somatic disciplines and is articulated into meetings, workshops and performances. The proposed work focuses on some particular exploratory approaches on the body / psyche, and in particular on how these bodily practices and actions relate to dance, performance or everyday life.

    “EMBODYING THE VOICE WHILE MOVING”
    WORKSHOP with PATRICIA BARDI
    Patricia Bardi’s work combines vocal expression with physical movement to deepen awareness and awaken perception in ways that foster transformation. Participants will use vocal and physical practices to explore the skeletal, organ and fluid systems as a source for discovering resonance of sound in the body. We will work with connecting our breath to physical sensation while actively moving in space. We will engage with sound and language through improvisation opening up the space inside ourselves, in partners and in a shared circle of sound & rhythm. From this sense of physical connection, we will move into interacting with sounds coming from physical gesture and fluctuating rhythms.
    Bringing the body into a felt sense of awareness provides fertile ground for bringing our awareness & vocal presence into a whole body experience that supports our capacity to communicate and enhance our performance skills. Our expression begins to converge & navigate through uncharted territory refreshing our relationship to our creativity and aliveness.

    TO PARTICIPATE

    The WORKSHOP is open to those who want to improve their dance experience and to those who want to get closer to listening to the body, expanding the pleasure of being present in moment.

    link workshop: http://www.companyblu.it/workshop/workshop.htm

    To participate  send an email to [email protected] with the subject “SOMANTIC REBUS BODYWORK”. We will reply within a few days with the details.

  • Physical Voice in the Moving Body

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    Introduction Days for new VMI Somatic Practice Module 1 Foundation Course.

    This series of one day workshops incorporates Bardi’s innovative work, Vocal Dance, a performance practice that frees the voice to be fully alive and reflected in one’s expressive vitality and movement. It also includes Voice Movement Integration (VMI) Practice an integrative somatic practice actively combining voice with movement with the deepening process of bodywork to stimulate and organize the body’s physical-perceptual-emotional awareness.

    Using vocal and physical practices, participants explore the skeletal, organ and fluid systems as a source for discovering resonance and vibration of sound in the body. Combining these systems affects the overall quality of sensation, tonal color, effort and energy flow in embodying the voice. We will focus on active breath, experiential anatomy, sensory awareness and movement in space. Vocal Dance Improvisation structures are introduced combining vocal, physical, visual, temporal and rhythmic elements to amplify ensemble interaction & communication. This workshop is effective in developing in the actor, singer and dancer an engaged and concentrated whole body experience of their voice combined with movement. These workshops are open to all levels of experience.

    [email protected]