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IDOCs » Spectrum of the senses I (day 1 ) : A Tuning Scores and BMC® based workshop with Anouk Llaurens and Eva Maes
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19th of October 2013 - Studio Mutin, Brussels, Belgium


Participants : Maya Dalinsky, Sonia si Ahmed, Gaja Karolczak, Charlotte Istasse, Anouk Llaurens, Eva Maes, Sandra Vincent, Laïa Sadurni.


Eva Maes (morning) 

Through hands-on work, movement exploration and other anatomical insights the developmental stages of the senses will be explored. In the first workshop special attention will be dedicated to the skin in relation to the sense of touch. An additional focus will be the vestibular structures in relation to proprioception. Through this basic discrimination of tone, weight, space and (last but not least) time, relational and compositional aspects of the senses will be encountered through stillness, movement and dance.

For more info on Body-Mind Centering:;


'Our senses begin as potential. They develop in response to experience.'- Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

  1.  Exploration: Yielding, cellular breathing and skin (audio 1)
  2. Feedbacks (audio 2)
  3. Notions of embryology (audio 3)


Anouk Llaurens (afternoon)

For this workshop we will practice a score from Lisa Nelson that I have named “The two sides of touch”:  Two people sit in front of each other. One person offers her forearm as a stable “environment”. The other uses her own hand to explore the offered environment, or uses the environment to explore herself. After changing roles, both people are “environment” and “explorer” at the same time. The exploration that’s started within a limited area expands to the entire body.We will use calls from Lisa Nelson “Tuning score” to access details, circulate between the position of “doer” and “watcher” to sharpen our sense of composition and drawing as a reflexive tool for integrating and sharing our experience with the others. 

 For more info about Lisa Nelson work:


  1.  What is an environment ? (audio 4)
  2. Stable/ unstable (audio 5)
  3. Exploration : The two sides of touch (audio 6)
  4. Documentation proposal : revisiting the explerience through drawing. (audio 7)
  5. Feedback after drawing: topics that came up:   Memory ( Maya), Sensing, feeling and action (Eva), looping ( Anouk),  why drawing? (Laia),  Feedback system (Anouk) , Documenting as a ritual (Eva),  Moving forward by going backward (Anouk) (audio 8)


This co-teached workshop  is the first one of a series that will investigate the spectrum of the senses. We want to offer an in-depth exploration, based on the approach of Body-Mind Centering® as well as on Lisa Nelson “Tuning Scores”.  It is a prolongation of an already existing relationship, as one important support for the development of Lisa Nelson work were her meetings with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in the 70. On the other hand, Lisa Nelson, being the main editor of Cohen's 'Sensing Feeling Action', has been an invaluable force to help articulating and making visible 'BMC approach'. Both Body-Mind Centering as ‘Tuning Scores’ are embedded in a broader scientific and artistic research oriented to highlight our physical base, for the sake of exploration, but also with the possible consequence of opening new avenues for improvisation, composition, inspiration.....

To build a sense of continuity, a documentation of the workshops based on audio recordings, drawings, images, anatomical documents and referential texts, will unfold on the IDOCDE web site (International Documentation Of Contemporary Dance Education). 





yielding- cellular breathing-skin Eva maes 19102013
feedbacks after skin exploration- 19102013
embriology Eva maes 19102013
what is an environment anouk llaurens 191012013
stable unstable 19102013
the two sides of touch score -anouk llaurens 19102013
revisiting through drawing- anouk llaurens 19102013
feedback after drawing anouk llaurens 19102013
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