Teaching experience

courses and workshops I developed drawing on experiential dance as an integrative method and learning methodology for helping students learn self and connect to ‘the other’.

Dancing in University Education

1-26 June 2021: “Choreographic Self-and Other through mind and dance” CREA, Amsterdam

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. This edition will imply daily (individual) practice at home, and three times a week online zoom sessions.

3-28 June 2019 designed and taught an elective seminar: “Choreographic Self-and Other: exploring empathy through dance” at PPLE College, University of Amsterdam. Dance, somatic experiencing and reflective writing in combination were used as means to let students explore the phenomenology of self and to relate to each other.

5-30 June 2017 and 4-29 June 2018 designed and taught an elective tutorial track: “Bridging ontologies: through mind and dance” for Integrative Seminar IV: Societal Challenges at the interdisciplinary honours program PPLE (College for Politics, Psychology, Law and Economy), University of Amsterdam. In this experimental course, dance improvisation was used as a 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 into the learning process on the undergraduate level; how can we use conscious movement to nurture 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 Relaxing body (achieving deep relaxation, anchoring in own body, experiencing being fully present and alert);

November 2, 2019 Unwinding anxiety

December 9, 2019 Empathy towards self and other (exploring self through interactions with a group, experiencing a genuine connection with others through improvisation);

January 29, 2020 Breath-work for emotional release (to attend this workshop students should have participated at least in one of the earlier classes).

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