TELLING OUR STORIES:
The Essentiality of Dance in Changing Times
Workshop / Presentation with Susan Bauer, MFA, RSME/T, RSDE
Sunday, October 10th
Whose Stories Live in Our Bodies?:
A Somatic Approach to Body Awareness and Social-Emotional Learning
for Teens and Young Adults
In this session we investigate stories that live in our own bodies, which are often influenced by ingrained cultural beliefs. Yet often such beliefs remain unconscious, creating biases that influence our bodies and our movement throughout out lives. How can we support students to examine the impact of their beliefs on their movement preferences, body image, and perceptions about their own anatomy? Through somatic movement activities students generate self-awareness and begin to recognize cultural assumptions that impact how they view themselves and others. Such social-emotional learning leads to more choice in how to engage—as students become less judgmental and more respectful of diversity.
The material is based on Susan’s book, The Embodied Teen, the first book to offer a somatic education curriculum adapted to the unique needs of adolescents. Enjoy time to move, reflect, and experience these lessons to empower our next generation.
For registration and more information see the NDEO website.
Event Category: conference, Embodiment in Education, Featured