Sunday, 20 April 2014

Walking with Awareness II
 a 4-day short intensive
with Simone Kenyon and Fiona Wright

Monday 16th - Thursday 19th June 2014

Manorbier, Pembrokeshire

After the success of last year's workshop we are returning to South Wales for a 4-day gentle intensive - offering space for enjoyment in a sense of movement, through exploration on foot and connection to environment.

Workshop fee: £150 / £90 unwaged

Arriving Monday afternoon and leaving Friday morning
Plus Accommodation. £7 pp pn low cost camping at Manorbier Youth Hostel
Food will be arranged as shared self-catering together (estimated £10 each per day)

Email booking and enquiries as soon as possible:
A short paragraph about why you'd like to come along at this time would be most welcome.
Please be in touch by 9th May.  
Early booking 10% discount only available before this date.

Simone Kenyon and Fiona Wright are independent artists with shared backgrounds in performance and visual arts. They both have many years of experience between them in facilitating groups and collaborative work and are influenced by many somatic practices such as Awareness Through Movement (Feldenkrais Method).

The main focus will be on walking within the surrounding area and along the local Pembrokeshire coast. This will be combined with sessions about finding easier movement and increased awareness of how we sense ourselves and our dynamic stability in gravity - whether this is in our everyday movement, performance work or general exercise.

We will meet each day as a group of up to ten people participating together on led walks and scheduled workshop time. Sessions on movement and awareness will take place in the nearby Manorbier community centre which will also be available as an indoor base.
No particular training or level of fitness is necessary, just a real interest in being outdoors and  walking. Each person can find their own way in terms of balancing energy and resting as they most need as the weekend unfolds.
Things to bring will include a mat, blanket, materials for writing/drawing and of course a range of clothes for outdoors and indoors for the variety of weather that might accompany us!

There will also be time for individual space to relax, drift and explore. The coast offers some amazing beaches for swimming and relaxing with Skrinkle Haven and Church Doors beaches just minutes away from the camp site.

Participants feedback from last year:

Your friendly, calm and supportive leadership style greatly contributed to really enjoyable and
informative weekend.

I felt everything was working together and the whole experience became the workshop (Manorbier,
eating talking, lying etc).
You just gave everything space to be and that really worked for me and I will really cherish that and
take that with me in the future things I do.

There was a good mix of movement, walking, beach activity for the weekend and it was a beautiful
place to do it in.

Simone has been a performer, artist and producer for the past fifteen years working within a variety of contexts between dance and performance. Her work explores walking and our relationship to environments, particularly through her interest in Body Weather training. She has spent much time in Manorbier and explored the coastal pathways of Pembrokeshire.

Fiona has been making performances for over twenty years, working through choreography, writing and installation. Her solo work has included a series of close-up performances made for an audience of one at a time She regularly leads research workshops for artists and has long experience teaching in higher education, especially improvisation, experiential anatomy and Awareness Through Movement.

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