Body Mind Centering Workshop

Katy Dymoke will give a workshop on Body Mind Centering as a response to Barbara Gamper’s current project at KELDER, womb to web (human/nonhuman entanglements #2) that focusses on the fluid systems of our bodies.

Understanding fluids as the transportation system of the body,  they underlie presence and transformation, set the ground for basic communication, and mediate the dynamics of flow between rest and activity, tension and relaxation. The characteristics of each fluid relate to a different quality of movement, touch, voice, and state of mind. These relationships can be approached from the aspects of movement, mind states, or from anatomical and physiological functioning. In the workshop we will be gaining awareness of your own fluid affinities and recognizing their embodiment and expression in others.

Participants for this workshop don't need to have any prior knowledge of the technique or other movement techniques but we do ask that you please wear comfortable clothing. The workshop is free but please confirm your interest at studio@kelderprojects.com as spaces are limited. This is an off-site event and will take place at SYRACUSAE, 134 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 1LA

Katy has been teaching Body Mind Centering in the UK since 1997 and has integrated BMC into her practice as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist in the NHS where she was a specialist in touch and non-verbal methods in adult learning disability services for 9 years. Currently completing her PhD on the impact of touch in Movement Psychotherapy and BMC, Katy has also presented her research at conferences and has published her writing on touch based working methodology and integrated dance. Collaborating with musicians, actors and dancers for more than three decades, she has been an advocate for integrated arts practice.

This project forms part of a series of collaborative acts where KELDER will work with artists, curators, educators, institutions and writers to take the role of guest curator in order to realise a collaborative project.

Our first guest curator is the artist, Ingrid Berthon-Moine who works  across sculpture, photography and installation. She addresses concerns around the representation of gender relations and gender narratives through her practice.
Barbara Gamper’s practice lies at the intersection of somatic bodywork, performance, moving image and textiles. The body holds a central role in her process of making. Gamper is interested in its archival layers of experience, emotion and sensation – the inert knowledge inscribed at the level of bones and muscles – and in the process of connecting and unearthing these. She graduated in 2016 with an MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London. Recent exhibitions include ‘Run the World (girls)’, Galleria Doris Ghetta, Pontives (2019); ‘At the level of the bone’, Chalton Gallery (2018); ‘Cellular Breathing (toward fluid bodies and autotelic experience’, Galerie Andreas Schmidt, Berlin (2018) and ‘We Move in Her Way’ by Sonia Boyce, ICA, London (2016).