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IDOCs » Spectrum of the senses I ( day 2) : A Tuning Scores and BMC® based work shop with Anouk Llaurens and Eva Maes
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20th of october 2013 - Studio Mutin, Brussels, Belgium


Participants : Sonia si Ahmed, Gaja Karolczak, Anouk Llaurens, Eva Maes, Sandra Vincent. 


 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:;


'The divided mirror that is the skin and nervous system combined thus ends up looking at itself, so to speak, resulting in a confrontation that stimulates a neverending movement of images...'  André Virél

  1.  Development of the senses ( audio 1)
  2. Skin (audio 2)
  3. Inner ear (audio 3)
  4. Exploration proposal: skin, vestibular mechanism, proprioception (audio 4)
  5. Navel radiation (audio 5)


 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. Reading of  the drawings: what do you see and what does it tells you ? (There is no recording of the exchange).
  2. Exploration: The two sides of touch with the room score (audio 6)
  3. Feedbacks: Topics that came up. 

- Distinguish and integrate: Anouk, Eva, Gaja, Sandra ( audio 7)

- Poetry and humour: Sandra, Anouk (audio 8)

- Tool for meeting: Eva, Anouk , Sonia (audio 9)

- Desire: Eva, Anouk, Sonia, Eva, Gaja, Anouk, Gaja, Sonia, Anouk, Eva, Sonia, Anouk (audio 9)

- Vision and touch: Eva, Gaja, Eva, Anouk, Eva (audio 10)

- Acting to receive: Anouk, Eva, Sonia, Anouk, Eva (audio 11)

        4 .Doing and watching score. (audio 12)


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). 






development of the senses eva maes 20102013
skin eva maes 20102013
inner ear - eva maes- 20102013
vestibular mechanism -proprioception- eva maes-20102013
navel radiation -eva maes - 20132013
two sides of touch in th room- anouk llaurens- 20102013
distinguish - integrate
poetry-humour 20102013
tools for meeting 20102013
desire 20102013
vision-touch 20102013
acting to receive
doing-watching the score -anouk llaurens 20102013
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