Move and Move
One way to advance in self-knowledge and personal growth is to unlock the body. Tensions and bodily blockages keep us prisoners of certain mental patterns. And bodily awareness, the knowledge of these rigidities, can free us to the point where we can connect with our emotions in a more honest way. Only then can we be ourselves. Only then can we fulfill ourselves. Only then can we grow.
The problem is that in commercial discourse, the body is a formal body, not an experienced and lived body. We are not accustomed to inhabiting our bodies. That’s why Mover y Conmover was born. A course that will lead you to an optimal state of relaxation through body awareness exercises from a variety of disciplines. The set of exercises designed by Raimón Àvila, the course instructor, navigates through the seas of both Eastern and Western body practices. A unique journey.
And it’s an experiential journey. Because Mover y Conmover is focused on the most intense experience, on bodily sensation, not on rational thought. Both those who want to prepare for the theatrical arts and those who simply want to learn how to ground themselves in their own bodies to address emotional problems from a more conscious dimension will find everything they need in this course. Body awareness and relaxation can change everything. They can change a life.
What unconscious image do you have of your body? Where is its center located? What grounding does it have? Where do you place your awareness in relation to its vertical axis? Body awareness involves answering these fundamental questions. Because emotions are states of the body. They manifest themselves through changes in the body itself. Its center. Its grounding. Its breath. Its posture. Mover y Conmover will help you understand your body and influence it. To live your emotions.
- Development of sensory listening.
- Freeing bodily movement.
- Unlocking the breath.
- Strengthening the center, grounding, and verticality.
- Activating vital energy.
- Articular mobility exercises with music.
- Mindfulness in the here and now.
- Breathing as movement.
- Awareness of one’s own resistances and interferences.
- How to manage and transform them.
- Exercises for the elimination of accumulated tension.
- Concentration and listening.
individual tutorial with Raimon Àvila is offered throughout the course.
*Àvila, Raimon (2011) Move and Touch. Body awareness for actors, musicians, and dancers. Institut del Teatre.)
He is a body awareness teacher at the Institut del Teatre and at the Escuela Superior de Música de Cataluña (ESMUC), and head of the Department of Movement at the Institut del Teatre.
He holds a degree in contemporary dance from the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. In 1983, he completed his studies at the Mudra school, under the guidance of Maurice Béjart, in Brussels, and once again in Barcelona, he performed in several shows.
Since 1988, he has been teaching body awareness techniques, movement, and physical theater workshops at the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático of the Institut del Teatre, as well as body awareness at the Escuela Superior de Música de Cataluña [+]
Schedule and prices
Actors, musicians, dancers, and Theater and Consciousness students.
This course is also of great interest to artists from other disciplines and for anyone who wants to explore avenues of self-knowledge and personal development.
From October 4, 2023, to March 20, 2024. There are no classes on November 1 and December 6.
Wednesdays from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
Price Registration fee of €150 + course fee of €600. Total: €750. Possibility of installment payment.
*10% discount for accredited students of theater, music, and dance.