Archived Events/ Autumn 2013

Moving and Experiencing

Moving and Experiencing

Somatics in theory and practice

Sat, 9th Nov, 2013 | University of Chichester | Cost: £55 waged, £35 unwaged

This day of talks, workshops and performances promises to be the start of something exciting. Our aim is to bring together a range of professionals working in the field of somatic practices and arts-making in a series of research events to deepen our knowledge and practice, enabling new connections and possibilities. In this first event, we will run a series of taster workshops, show new dance performance research and offer a keynote talk on the mystical in somatic practices. Each workshop will be an introduction to a particular way of a working and we encourage participation in all the workshops in order to facilitate a deep and embodied awareness of the connections embedded in these practices. This embodied knowledge will then fuel our discussions about similarities, possible links, and differences. We hope this way of sharing our practices will give rise to deeper understandings amongst the respective practices as well as providing a meaningful experience for those considering a career in somatic practices.

This group of practitioners has been selected to make an initial offering to a further enquiry into the depth and breadth of dance and somatic practices both in and beyond Higher Education. We hope to run a series of these events and so if you are interested in offering a workshop for a a future event please contact

Programme of Events

Note: each workshop is intended to be a taster and will include a short discussion. In addition there will be opportunity for cross-workshop discussion in both the morning and afternoon.

  • 9.00 – 9.30
    Coffee and registration
  • 9.30 – 9.45
    Introduction – Professor Jane Bacon (University of Chichester)
  • 9.45 – 10.30
    Workshop 1 – Linda Hartley, Institute of Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy (IBMT)
  • 10.30 – 11.15
    Workshop 2 – Sharna Travers Smith, University of Chichester (Body-Mind Centeringâ)
  • 11.15 – 11.30
  • 11.30 – 12.15
    Workshop 3 – Dr. Jill Hayes, University of Chichester, (Dance Movement Psychotherapy)
  • 12.15 – 1.00
  • 1.00 – 2.15
    LunchDuring lunch there will be a performance showing by Detta Howe and Cai Tomas – 1.30-2.00, Dance Studio 1
  • 2.15 – 2.45
    Keynote Lecture – Amanda Williamson, Visiting Fellow, University of Chichester (Mystical/Spiritual in Somatic practices)
  • 2.45 – 3.30
    Workshop 4 – Prof Jane Bacon, University of Chichester, (Authentic Movement)
  • 3.30 – 4.15
    Workshop 5 – Lian Wilson, Tamalpa UK (Life Art Process)
  • 4.15 – 5.00
    Tea and Discussion

To book your place:
Please email for availability and send a cheque made payable to University of Chichester to Sue Francis, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, PO19 6PE
Cost: £55 waged, £35 unwaged

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot hold your place without full payment no later than 25th Oct, 2013.