by: Donna Gianell, GCFP “Dance is the one expression involving the faculties on all levels: spiritual, intellectual and physical.” – Plato “When you take a step, rise, and fall like in breathing. “Lengthen when you step out, and soften the knees and lower the body when the feet come together. You do the same thing when stepping to the side, and then bringing the other foot next to it. “Don't hurry it. Sense it, feel it, breathe with it, be with it.” These are the instructions I heard when learning the art form called Tango. Sounds a lot like a Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® class, doesn't it?
by Alan Fraser, GCFP Physical gesture sculpts sound The body is the actor's or dancer's instrument. A dancer's art lies in the gestures; an actor's body language is as important to his art as is his speech. The Feldenkrais Method® refines their art by refining the gesture. Musicians, by contrast, use physical gesture to bring sound out of their instrument: the “shape” of the sound constitutes the musical art. The sounds, rather than the gestures themselves, act on the emotions. However, the link between the Method's refining influence and the artistic result remains: improved physical organization has positive, precise effects on musical interpretation.
On May 23, 2018, US District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted the preliminary injunction that was requested by FGNA as part of the lawsuit “Feldenkrais Guild of North America v. Wildman et al”, filed in US District Court, Northern District of California, on April 18, 2018.