BMC and the Arts -- Dance



Adriana Almeida Pees

"When I reached a certain level of dancing, I felt the necessity to look
for something beyond my profession, beyond skills and virtuosity.  In me
grew the desire to explore the inside of my movement, of the movements
of others, of movement itself.  I wanted to discover its origins and
destinations, its axes and balance centers. So I chose to study BMC."

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Mark Taylor

"The deeper I breathed in the principles of somatic exploration, the more
I exhaled my holding of movement as dance performance.  My first
'BMC-influenced' dances were clumsy and didactic, too tied to the
material, too self-conscious and impersonal.  When I relaxed that holding,
my dances became more personal, more elemental.  Now I have let go of
making dances entirely and dedicate my research to the dance of awareness
and attention within my body—a continuing performance/dialogue of being.
I feel free."

Photo: Sarah Higgins

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Annie Brook

The Artistic Muse of Creation and Supportive Embodied Implementation
Performance Art using principles of Body-Mind Centering® Attention/Intention,
Dialog and the Use of Body Systems


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 Fanchon Shur

"Our experiences are inhabited in our bodies. This consciousness training
that BMC gives us helps us explore with courage the truth. In my work a
truthful inner core is in perpetual union with society. The theater becomes
a sanctuary and an audience becomes a sacred congregation. My life work
is influenced by the Holocaust, the birth of the state of Israel, and the
commitment to the sacred beneath all religious divisions.  I am always
looking for a fusion of ancestral heritage and social action." 

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Katy Dymoke

"My dance making is fundamentally based in Body-Mind Centering.
As Touchdown Dance is a company of blind, visually impaired and
sighted dancers, we perceive each other in space through sensory
pathways and compositional directions (scores) that create the frame. 
We work with sight as the least important sense emphasizing instead,
through contact improvisation, the vestibular system, touch and hearing." 

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The BodyCartography Project, Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad

"The mission of BodyCartography Project is to engage with the vital materiality of the body. We create dance in urban, domestic, wild, and social landscapes. We are deeply invested in the power of live performance to facilitate a re-enchantment of embodiment, relationship, and presence. As certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering® somatic practice informs the ground of our dance-making and teaching practice. This embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness expands our physicality, mind, and imagination to create a fertile ground for art-making."


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