In September 2018 the NSO Health and Wellness Committee (Newfoundland Symphonic Orchestra) was created and since then, we discovered some of the challenges that musicians have in the orchestra. In 2019 the NSO-H&W Committee started Body Mapping mini-workshops for orchestra’s members!Continue reading Body Mapping in the orchestra!
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Musicians of all instruments, levels, and genres are welcome!
Prevent injuries, tension, and discomfort caused by playing music! Learn about the relationship between your body and your instrument!
- Understand and experience how the body moves by following its natural design.
- Identify your own patterns of movement and learn how to transform them for playing free of tension.
- Discover the benefits of being aware of your body!
We will explore:
Morning session: Continue reading Musicians of all instruments, levels, and genres are welcome!
Experiment, Move & Play
Register by Saturday Feb. 25!
*Please note that the registration and contact forms were broken for part of the month of February.
Please email to: [email protected]
or call: (709) 770 -3342
The exploration of the body and learning accurate information about it has been fundamental in my process as a musician and as a person. My training in classical music, and my past beliefs, shaped me so that having control and the search for perfection were essential in my life. The exploration of new forms in music was not encouraged.
After experiencing tendonitis, in an effort to connect with my body, I started practicing yoga. Years later I gave it up for a busy performance schedule. I assumed that body, movement, and music couldn’t exist together. Body Mapping allowed me to make that connection and start a new process…
The idea of Experiment, Move & Play is to open a space where we can link the exploration of the physical body with the creative self. The body is a medium for our performances. Using Body Mapping we will learn about how we are naturally designed to move, not only to avoid injuries or tension, but also to identify and work through limitations. At the same time, we will give room for the spontaneous through some improvisation.
Your Body on Stage: A Space for Women Musicians!
How important is my body when I play music?
Can the understanding of my body transform my performances?
In what ways can the perceptions of my body limit my expression?
Continue reading Your Body on Stage: A Space for Women Musicians!