Updated: Feb 21, 2019
These resources are a delight whether one is an artist or one who appreciates art. Many of my Feldenkrais trainers were dancers and musicians. I am neither, but I was able to dance my silly head off at my 50th birthday celebration because of my improvement during my training. Enjoy meandering through some wonderful video and reading below.
We often say that in learning to move with more clarity and intention, we refine the instrument through which we craft our life: our body, our whole self. In this article, practitioner Alan Fraser explains how he works with instrumentalists, vocalists, and other performers to allow full movement through the skeleton's kinematic chain, enabling one's instrument a more full artistic expression.
Gaining a sense of creative expansion is a common theme among people who stay with a Feldenkrais practice, whether or not one considers oneself an artist. The following beautiful video titled, "Feldenkrais for Musicians" portrays how teachers work with musicians in ways extending far beyond performance mechanics.
In this short clip. Robert Sussuma explains how somatic practice differs from other exercises or poses one might find from other sources. Robert works with vocalists and answers the question here of "What is somatic singing?"
A short but potent article written by a dancer and practitioner, Erica Trivett, makes an excellent point about the body's intelligence and the insights that changed her perception that she had to force her body to do what she wanted it to do.
In case you missed it in my other resource blog, I include, once again. Aliza Stewart describing the power of learning more options toward one's creative passion. And this, an abbreviated video of trainer Ruty Bar working with musicians for their first time, is just fun and delightful.
For more articles about Feldenkrais for artists, visit https://feldenkrais.com/performers/