See below courses and workshops where I have used dance as an expression form and didactic method and have integrating conscious movement practice in the learning.
Using Experiential Dance in Higher Education
Upcoming 1-26 June, 2021 : “Choreographic Self-and Other: exploring empathy through dance”
Online edition 2-27 June, 2020 Breath and Dance: Ontologies of Self Due to COVID-19 lock-down, meeting in the dance studio will not be possible. I have spend past month redesigning the course to fit the new circumstances. This edition will imply daily (individual) practice at home, and three times a week online zoom sessions.
3-28 June, 2019 designed an taught an elective tutorial project: “Choreographic Self-and Other: exploring empathy through dance” for Integrative Seminar IV: Societal Challenges at PPLE, University of Amsterdam. Dance, somatic experiencing and reflective writing in combination was used as means to let students explore phenomenology of self and better relate to each other.
5-30 June, 2017 and 4-29 June, 2018 designed and taught an elective tutorial course: “Bridging Ontologies: Through mind and dance” for Integrative Seminar IV: Societal Challenges at the interdisciplinary honors program PPLE (College for Politics, Psychology, Law and Economy), University of Amsterdam. In this experimental course dance improvisation was used as prime assessment tool to allow students’ deeper understanding of (selected) analytical concepts (such as Self, Other, Alienation, Empathy, etc.).
Performance Workshop: Experiential dance
presented at AIS 2019 Conference | Amsterdam, 24-26 October, 2019
During the workshop, I shared experience of how movement practice can be integrated in the learning process on the undergraduate level; how can we use conscious movement to nurture in students soft skills, as well as create novel ways to facilitate deep thinking and reflection process.
Free Workshops for students’ wellbeing
A sequence of workshops organized for Safe Space, a student-initiative (UvA) dedicated to raising awareness on mental health issues among undergraduate students.
September 30, 2019 09:00-11:00 Relaxing body (achieving deep relaxation, anchoring in own body, experiencing being fully present and alert);
November 2, 2019 10:00-12:00 Unwinding anxiety (‘getting out of spinning head’
December 9, 2019 9:00-11:00 Empathy towards self and other (exploring self through interactions with a group, experiencing a genuine connection with others through improvisation);
January 29, 2020 9:00-11:00 Breath-work for emotional release (to attend this workshop students should have participated at least in one of the earlier classes).